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Man fatally shot in Congress Heights area of Southeast Washington

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A man was fatally shot early Thursday in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

The shooting occurred about 12:20 a.m. in the 3300 block of 14th Place SE, near the Congress Heights Metro station.

Police identified the man killed as 24-year-old John Precia, of Southeast D.C.

As of Thursday, there have been 128 homicides in the District this year, a 12 percent increase from this period in 2021.