Teen dead, 2 injured, after separate shootings in Southeast DC

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WASHINGTON — A teenager is dead after a shooting in Southeast D.C., Wednesday afternoon.

The victim, who’s been identified as 17-year-old Damoni Gaither of Southeast D.C., was found with gunshot wounds in the 300 block of Anacostia Road Southeast, police said.

Officers responded to the scene shortly after 3 p.m. after hearing the sounds of gunshots. Gaither was pronounced dead at the scene.

D.C. police are also investigating another shooting that happened in a separate location Wednesday afternoon in Southeast D.C.

Two men were found with gunshot wounds in the 3500 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast.

They were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police have not said if the shootings are connected.

WTOP’s Teta Alim contributed to this report.

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