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A Silver Spring man was shot and killed Thursday in Northeast Washington, police said.

The incident happened around 1:23 a.m. in the 200 block of 54th Street NE not far from the Capitol Heights Metro stop.

D.C. Police said officers found Donnell Lewis Byrd, 30, in the rear of the property. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The fatal shooting comes as the D.C. region has seen more than 200 homicides so far this year, according to a tracking done by The Washington Post. Of those, 91 were in the District.

That compares to the 135 homicides that happened in the District in 2017.