Man fatally shot near SE shopping plaza

A man was shot several times and killed Wednesday in front of a shopping center a few blocks from the Anacostia Metro station in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

The victim was 18 or 19 years old but was not immediately identified. Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham said the man died soon after arriving at a hospital.

The shooting occurred about 1:35 p.m. near the front entrance of the Stanton Shopping Plaza. Newsham said that the shooting occurred in the middle of the street and that the victim was struck several times.

It was the ninth slaying in the District this year.

— Peter Hermann

Man, 69, dies after house fire

A 69-year-old man died after a fire inside his Kensington home Wednesday — the third fire-related death this year in Montgomery County.

About 4:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the 3900 block of Decatur Avenue for a kitchen fire. Thomas Dolan Geoghegan had been severely burned, officials said.

He was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Fire investigators think he was trying to light a cigarette over a stove when his clothing caught on fire.

— Dan Morse

Pedestrian, 74, killed by car in Springfield

A 74-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a car Sunday as he crossed a road in Springfield.

Shortly before 8 a.m., Thomas Sullivan was crossing Old Keene Mill Road, Fairfax County police said, adding that he was not in a crosswalk.

A Mazda 323 heading south on Greeley Boulevard was turning left on a green light onto Old Keene Mill Road. Police said the driver was an 80-year-old man. Sullivan was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

— Dana Hedgpeth

State Senate recount set to begin Monday

The recount that will determine control of the Virginia Senate begins at 8 a.m. Monday.

Del. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. (D-Accomack) was certified by the State Board of Elections on Jan. 10 as the winner of the race to replace Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam (D) by just nine votes out of more than 20,000 cast. That margin entitled Republican Wayne Coleman to request a recount.

With Democrats on Tuesday keeping the seat previously held by Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D), both parties are now focused on Northam’s district, which includes part of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. If Democrats hold both open seats, Northam would serve as the tie-breaking vote in the 20-20 chamber.

— Ben Pershing