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Man fatally shot in Northeast Washington, police say

(Peter Hermann/The Washington Post)

A man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

The shooting occurred about 12:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of Adams Street NE, in a wedge-shaped neighborhood bordered by New York, Rhode Island and South Dakota avenues.

Police released few immediate details of the shooting but said they were looking for a black Chevrolet Impala being driven from the scene. The victim’s name has not yet been made public.

Homicides are down about 3 percent compared to this time last year, which ended with the highest number of killings since 2003.

Police said that before Thursday’s killing, there had not been a homicide in D.C. since Sept. 11.