The bodies of two employees of a far northeast Washington service station, each shot in the head in apparent execution-style, were found Sunday night and yesterday morning in separate locations, D.C. police said.
Some police investigators theorized that the killer or killers may have been trying to force the men to open the station's safe.
The victims were identified as Edward Williams, 25 of 4482 Douglas St. SE. and Angelo Rowe, 24, of 4263 Nash St. NE. Police said both were emploed at Morton's Amoco at 1535 Kenilworth Ave. NE.
William's body was discovered by U.S. Park Police officers about 10:30 p.m. in a wooded area of Fort Dupont Park SE.
He was taken by ambulance to D.C. General Hospital wher he was pronounced dead at 12:50 a.m. According to Dr. James L. Luke, that D.C. medical examiner who performed an autopsy, death was due to "multiple gunshot wounds" of the head.
At about 7:40 a.m., a man walking through an alley in the 400 block of 50th Street NE, discovered the body of Rowe, who had also been shot in the head.
No arrests had been made in either shooting by late yesterday.
Edward Williams was one of nine children of Walter Williams, who lives at the Douglas Street address where Williams was listed.
The father said he could give no explanation for the shooting. He said his son was unmarried and a graduate of Western High School.