Death investigated as homicide after body found in burning car

WASHINGTON — Police are investigating a homicide after a body was found inside a burning car in Southeast Washington on Saturday night.

D.C. police say they received a call around 9 p.m. Saturday for a car on fire on the 400 block of Xenia Street, Southeast, near 4th Street, Southeast. After putting out the fire, they found human remains inside the car.

The victim, a man, has not yet been identified.

On Sunday, police said the cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound, and the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. You can also submit information through the department’s text tip line by text messaging 50411.

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