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Man fatally shot in PG; unrelated shooting in District

A man was fatally shot Wednesday night outside of a Hillcrest Heights apartment building, Prince George’s County police said.

Officers found the victim after being called to the 3900 block of 23rd Parkway just after 7 p.m., said Cpl. Maria McKinney, a spokeswoman. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

In another shooting Wednesday night, a man was found shot in Northeast Washington. The incidents appeared to be unrelated.

D.C. police found the man in the area of 18th Street and Benning Road about 8 p.m. He had been shot more than once, said police spokesman Paul Metcalf. The victim was transported to a hospital with critical injuries.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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