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Unidentified person shot and killed in La Plata

A person was shot and killed Wednesday night on a street in La Plata, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officers were patrolling an area of Charles Street when they heard gunshots about 8:45 p.m., said Diane Richardson, a police spokeswoman. After searching the area for a few minutes, officers found the person with fatal wounds in the road in the 200 block of Kent Avenue.

The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators did not know immediately whether the victim was male or female.

No further details were available.

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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