D.C. police investigate 2nd shooting death

WASHINGTON (AP) – D.C. police say they are investigating two deadly weekend shootings.

Police say 30 year-old Joseph Denard Southall was found dead about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 600 block of Edgewood St NE.

On Saturday, police say 22-year-old James Ray Sherrod died at a local hospital after he was found wounded in the 700 block of Kenilworth Terrace NE by officers responding to a report of gunshots.

Investigators are seeking information from the public about the shootings. Police say the department is currently offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone wanted for any homicide committed in the district.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202 727 9099.

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