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D.C. area news: Metrobus accident; fatal shooting; Georgetown protest; and more

Sunday, March 28, 2010

THE DISTRICT

Three injured in Metrobus accident

A collision between a Metrobus and a car caused minor injuries to at least three people Saturday and blocked traffic for hours at New York and Florida avenues NE, D.C. police said.

A police spokesman said details were not available. He said the bus driver was among those injured in the early morning crash.

-- Darryl Fears

Two men fatally shot early Saturday

Two men were fatally shot in separate incidents early Saturday, D.C. police said.

Police found Isidoro Flores, 44, of Arlington County suffering from a gunshot wound in the 1200 block of W Street NE after responding to a report of a shooting about 2:30 a.m.

Flores was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

A second victim, William R. Rhames, 34, of District Heights was found with a gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Southern Avenue SE after a separate shooting report. Rhames was taken to Howard University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about the shootings is encouraged to call police at 202-727-9099 or 888-919-CRIME, police said.


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