Two men were shot in separate incidents in Southeast Washington over the weekend, authorities said Sunday.
One man was hit in the shoulder and midsection about 2:25 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, police said.
The other man was shot in his cheek while sitting in a car near 16th and W streets at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Neither man’s injuries were thought to be life-threatening, police said. Both shootings are under investigation.
— Donna St. George
A boy killed in a high-speed crash in Fairfax City during a police pursuit early Saturday has been identified as Marquette Bell, 14, of the District, authorities said Sunday.
The teen was in a Honda operated by a 15-year-old who authorities said was traveling more than 100 mph when the crash occurred. The crash, came about two minutes after the pursuit began, Virginia State Police said.
The 15-year-old driver is facing charges that include involuntary manslaughter and driving without a license, police said. His name was withheld because of his age.
According to authorities, the pursuit began when a state trooper saw the speeding vehicle driving erratically. The trooper tried to pull it over , but it sped off, soon approaching the intersection of routes 29 and 50 in Fairfax City, police said.
The Honda ran a red light and struck a Toyota Camry, police said. The 15-year-old tried to run but was stopped, police said. His passenger died at the scene.
Both the 15-year-old and the driver of the Camry suffered injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, police said.
— Donna St. George
A woman was killed Sunday night in the University Park area after a car she was in swerved off Route 1 and plunged into a creek, Prince George’s County police said.
The three other occupants of the car, including an infant, were injured, said Officer Nicole Hubbard, a police spokeswoman.
The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at Wells Parkway, about a mile south of the University of Maryland. Further details were not available.