One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in Georgetown early Saturday, according to D.C. police.
The shooting happened in the 3500 block of Water Street shortly before 3 a.m., police said.
Kennedy Javier Amaya-Olivares, 19, of Severn, Md., died at the scene, police said. A second victim, whose name has not been disclosed, was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
No arrests were made in connection with the shooting, and police did not comment on a possible motive.
The shooting occurred on a street below the Whitehurst Freeway and the Key Bridge nearby popular boathouses for canoeing, kayaking and rowing and close to the Capital Crescent Trail used daily by runners, hikers and cyclists.
— Sharif Hassan
Two motorcyclists were killed in a multi-vehicle crash late Friday on Interstate 695 near Baltimore.
Both were men from the Washington area, one from Prince George’s County and the other from Montgomery County. Their identities were being withheld pending notification of their families.
Four other people involved in the incident were taken to hospitals.
Maryland State Police received calls from motorists reporting a crash shortly after 11 p.m. Friday on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway, just before the Sparrows Point exit, southeast of the city.
A preliminary investigation by Maryland State Police showed that the driver of a black motorcycle lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons and drove into the back of a construction vehicle, police said. The driver of the black motorcycle then veered into four other motorcycles, causing them to crash.
— Rachel Siegel
A juvenile bald eagle was euthanized after being found shot on Independence Day in a Maryland park, authorities said.
A group of birders at Swan Harbor Farm, a Harford County park in Havre de Grace, Md., found the bird panting and with a contorted body on Tuesday, according to Candy Thomson, a spokeswoman for Maryland Natural Resources Police.
The birders contacted an eagle rehabilitation specialist, who alerted Natural Resources Police, and an officer kept the eagle wrapped up in his air-conditioned patrol vehicle until a rehabilitation specialist came to take it to a rescue center, Thomson said. The rescue organization completed X-rays on the bird and found that it had been shot.
“Someone clearly took aim at this bird, and it had a pellet lodged near its spine,” Thomson said.
The rescue organization determined that the bird could not be saved, and it was euthanized, Thomson said. Because of the location of the bird’s injury, Thomson said, it was unlikely that it had flown far, and it may have been shot in the park.
“You’ve got to wonder about people,” she said. “Shooting an eagle on July 4. Seriously?”
Killing a bald eagle is a federal offense punishable by fines up to $250,000, Thomson said.
— Justin Wm. Moyer
One person was killed and another was injured in a crash early Saturday morning in the 300 block of South Henry Street in Alexandria, police said.
An initial investigation by Alexandria police indicated that the crash occurred at approximately 3:11 a.m. when Simon Pedro Urbino-Vasquez, a 27-year-old Fairfax County resident, lost control of his vehicle while southbound on South Henry Street. Two passengers were also in the vehicle.
Police said Urbino-Vasquez sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. He has been charged with DUI-related vehicular manslaughter and is being held without bond, police said.
Killed in the crash was a 24-year-old Silver Spring resident. Another 24-year-old, of Fairfax County, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said. The name of the deceased was being withheld so that next of kin could be notified.
— Rachel Siegel