Double shooting in Georgetown leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

WASHINGTON — Two men were shot near the Whitehurst Freeway in the Georgetown neighborhood of Northwest D.C. early Saturday, according to NBC Washington.

D.C. police were called to the 3500 block of Water Street NW shortly before 3 a.m. to reports of a shooting.

Officials said the first victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The second was taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Police identified Kennedy Javier Amaya-Olivares, 19, of Severn, Maryland, as the deceased.

Authorities have not released information on any suspects, but investigators are seeking a gray Nissan with Maryland tags, according to NBC Washington’s Derrick Ward.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. 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.

Below is a map of the area of the shooting.

Correction: An earlier version of the story credited NBC Washington with reporting two men confirmed dead at the site of the shooting.

WTOP’s William Vitka contributed to this report.


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