Police are reporting that two men have been shot, and one killed, in the Georgetown section of Washington D.C. Authorities have also told local residents to be on the lookout for a gray Nissan, as the occupants may have some connection to the shooting, as reported by NBC4.
A witness on the scene managed to snag the plates of the gray Nissan, which were issued by Maryland and read 7BB-8558.
RIGHT NOW: scene is clear. MPD lookout for Gray Nissan, MD Plates 7BB-8558 pic.twitter.com/kEdlac8U0B
— Richard Reeve (@abc7Richard) July 8, 2017
Police were called to the neighborhood after following a report of gunshots at around 3 a.m. on Saturday morning. When they arrived, they found two men laying on the ground. One man, who remains unidentified, was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition. The other, 19-year-old Kennedy Javier Amaya-Olivares, of Severn, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting occurred near a popular area of the bustling metropolis, close to Capital Crescent Trail, which is used daily by runners, hikers and cyclists. However, others have noted that the neighborhood has begun to be populated with the city’s many homeless residents, according to WJLA.
This is an ongoing investigation and police have not issued any possible motive.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s text tip line by sending a text message to 50411.
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