A District man was found dead Saturday night in the 900 block of Sheridan Street NW from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police responded to a report of gunfire at 8:58 p.m. just off Georgia Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood and found the body of Demetrius Eccles, 31, of Northwest, according to a statement from the department.

Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman, said Sunday that the death is being investigated as a homicide. He could not immediately provide any additional information about the circumstances that led to the shooting.

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