THE DISTRICT
Teenager is shot in
Congress Heights

A young man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Congress Heights.

The teenager suffered serious injuries, police said. They said he is 15 or 16 years old.

Police said they believe the incident stemmed from a fight at a nearby high school.

Police cordoned off an area in the 3100 block of Randle Place SE, in between Alabama Avenue SE and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, as officers investigated the shooting.

Marissa Lang

MARYLAND
Homicide is reported
in Forestville area

Prince George’s County police said they were investigating a homicide in the Forestville area Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities were on the scene in the 3200 block of Walters Lane, the department tweeted about noon.

Officers were called to the area at about 11 a.m. and found a man suffering a gunshot wound to the upper body, police said. He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.

No further details were immediately available.

Lynh Bui

VIRGINIA
2 men stabbed,
1 dead in Pr. William

Two men were stabbed, one fatally, in Prince William County, police said.

The wounded man is expected to survive, said Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for Prince William County police. The victims were not identified.

The incident happened in the 7500 block of Prince Cole Court in Manassas, police said.

Police said an initial investigation shows that the stabbings resulted from an altercation in a parking lot. Police did not have a suspect.

Dana Hedgpeth

Dulles Toll Road drivers
may face rising rates

Drivers on the Dulles Toll Road are likely to pay more to travel the roadway starting next year.

Members of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s board of directors were briefed Wednesday on the process for raising tolls on the 14-mile stretch.

Since 2014, most drivers have been paying $3.50 to drive the toll road — $2.50 at the main toll plaza and $1 at on/off ramps. The next projected increase is expected to boost tolls to $4.75 for the main toll plaza and one ramp transaction.

According to financial documents provided by MWAA, that rate is expected to remain in place through 2022 and increase again in 2023 to $6.

MWAA manages the roadway, and revenue generated from tolls is being used in part to pay for construction of the Silver Line rail project. Toll-road users are funding nearly half of the cost of the $5.8 billion rail line.

Lori Aratani