Young man killed in District near site of recent double homicide

By Derek Kravitz and Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 1, 2009; 1:41 AM

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday night in a Southeast Washington neighborhood that has been linked to a recent double homicide.

D.C. police said Ashton Hunter, of the 300 block of 37th Street SE, was found fatally shot about 8 p.m. Saturday in the block where he lived, south of E. Capitol Street.

That location is about one or two hundred yards from the address listed for one of the two people fatally shot last month on Clay Terrace NE. Those killings came during what was characterized as a fight between rival groups.

One of the rival groups was described as being associated with 37th Place, a short, curving street that intersects 37th Street where last night's victim lived., south of Minnesota Avenue and East Capitol Street.

However, there was no immediate indication Saturday night of any connection other than geographical between the killing on 37th Street and the killings at Clay Terrace.

A second homicide was reported in Southeast Washington Saturday night, about one half hour after the first, but about four or five miles away.

In that incident, a man was found fatally stabbed at First and Halley Streets SE. The victim's identity was withheld until relatives could be notified. The address is just east of the Anacostia Freeway and Bolling Air Force Base.

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