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Man fatally shot in the District Heights area

A man was fatally wounded Tuesday night in an apartment complex in the District Heights area, Prince George’s County police said.

Officers received a call for the sound of gunshots and responded to the 1600 block of Addison Road South about 8:15 p.m., said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a spokesman. Police found a man with critical gunshot wounds and he was taken to a hospital.

The victim, who police did not identify, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police did not know what prompted the shooting late Tuesday.

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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