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Two men shot, one fatally, in Northeast Washington

Police say the incident may be related to an earlier nearby shooting.

(Clarence Williams/The Washington Post)

A 19-year-old man was killed and another man was injured in a shooting Tuesday night in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

Police said they are investigating whether that shooting is related to another shooting an hour earlier that injured two people and occurred a half-mile away.

The fatal shooting occurred about 8 p.m. in the 5000 block of Cloud Place NE, near Division Avenue. Police said officers responding to calls about gunshots found the victims.

Authorities identified the man who died as Devin Brewer of Northeast Washington. The other man was not identified, and police said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police said they were looking for a burgundy Toyota Highlander with D.C. license plates.

About 7 p.m., police said, two men were shot about a half-mile away, in the 4900 block of East Capitol Street NE. Police said their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police said they were also looking for a burgundy Toyota Highlander in the Capitol Street shooting, though they did not know whether the license plate was the same as for the Highlander seen at the Cloud Place shooting.

Police spokeswoman Kristen Metzger said detectives are looking into whether the two shootings are connected.

Authorities did not discuss a possible motive and said no arrest has been made.

A D.C. police spokesman said Thursday that detectives believe the Highlander also was used in a carjacking on Saturday at a gas station at Nannie Helen Burroughs and Minnesota avenues NE in which Nate Fleming, a candidate for a D.C. Council seat, was the victim.

Fleming, a Democrat running for an at-large seat, has said he was robbed about 2 p.m. by four men wearing masks, two of them armed.

Police said the assailants drove away in Fleming’s vehicle and an SUV believed to be the Toyota Highlander later used in the shootings. WRC-TV first reported the connection between the shootings and the carjackings.

No arrest has been made.