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Four dead, including two brothers, during violent Saturday in D.C.

At least four people were killed Saturday in the District — three as a result of gunfire — in a violent day for a city struggling to control a rising homicide rate. A shooting in Southeast Washington claimed the lives of two brothers.

The first fatal incident Saturday occurred about 1 a.m., when a 54-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a van after lying down in a Northeast Washington intersection. The vehicle fled the scene, police said.

Evelyn Troyah, who had no fixed address, was struck at South Dakota Avenue and Bladensburg Road. She was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

Police responded later that day to a fatal shooting about two miles away.

Authorities said Julius Hayes, 37, of Northeast Washington was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 300 block of 18th Street NE shortly before 4 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

Officers responded to a double fatal shooting about 10:15 p.m. inside a residential building in the 4200 block of Fourth Street SE, where they found two men who had multiple gunshot wounds.

Antuan Davis, 26, with no fixed address, and Anthony Davis, 29, of Temple Hills died at the scene, police said.

Authorities said the two men were brothers.

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Police investigations were continuing Sunday into each incident.

The number of homicides in this city this year is more than 20 percent higher than at the same time last year.

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