1 dead, 1 wounded in pair of DC shootings

A woman was killed and a man was wounded in a pair of shootings in D.C. Wednesday.

D.C. police said a woman was shot and killed just before noon at 13th and Congress streets in Southeast, about a half-mile south of the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

When arriving on the scene, officers found 37-year-old Tarshaqua Chappell, of Temple Hills, Maryland, with gunshot wounds.

She was taken to a hospital where would was pronounced dead.

Police said in a tweet that they’re looking for a heavyset Black man, between 17 to 18 years old with a spiked haircut.

Later on, just after 3:30 p.m., a man was shot near the Petworth Recreation Center, off Georgia Avenue in Northwest.

Police found the man and transported him to the hospital. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

A vehicle of interest — a gray Dodge Challenge — was captured near the scene.

Police are asking for anyone with information on any of the two shootings to call 202-727-9099 or text the department’s text tip line at 50411.

Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She enjoys covering the intersection of arts, culture and social justice in local communities. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

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