MARYLAND

Youth killed: A 16-year-old D.C. youth was fatally shot early yesterday as he sat on the front steps of an apartment building in Prince George's County, police said.

Police said George M. Washington of the 1000 block of Third Street in Southwest Washington was shot several times about 12:15 a.m. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Washington was with a friend in front of an apartment building in the 6300 block of Hil Mar Drive in Forestville when three men, who had walked past them minutes earlier, fired several shots at the youth, police said. They said his friend was not hurt. Neither a motive nor a suspect was given yesterday.

THE DISTRICT

Two fatally shot: Two people were found fatally shot early yesterday inside a car stopped in the middle of a Northeast Washington street, D.C. police said.

A police officer noticed a red Dodge Colt stopped at 33rd Place and Rhode Island Avenue NE about 3:20 a.m., authorities said.

Inside the car, the officer found two people who had been shot. Kenneth Green, 23, of the 5200 block of Astor Place SE, was dead in the passenger seat. The driver, Kiysha Hunter, 29, of the 3100 block of Good Hope Avenue in Temple Hills, died at Washington Hospital Center. Police said they had no suspects or motives.

VIRGINIA

Three wounded: Three males were wounded Sunday night when they were shot as they walked along Richmond Highway in the Hybla Valley neighborhood, Fairfax County police said yesterday.

The three were walking near the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 7400 block of Richmond Highway about 8:30 p.m. Police said a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old youth, both from Hybla Valley, were with a 31-year-old Temple Hills man when they were shot from behind. Investigators did not think the shots came from a passing car but rather from somewhere near the apartment complex, police spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings said.

Two of the victims were struck in the upper body and one was hit in the hand, police said. None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening. Police said the incident did not appear to be gang-related.

Stabbings: Two men walking out of a Taco Bell restaurant in the Herndon area were attacked and stabbed Sunday night by a group of seven men and three women, in an incident Fairfax County police said did not appear to be gang-related.

The victims were 26 and 22 years old, and were leaving the Taco Bell in the 2100 block of Centreville Road about 7:20 p.m. when the group approached them, some wielding knives, and stabbed both men in the upper body.

Both were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Police were continuing their investigation yesterday.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.