Police identify 2 men killed after shooting in Southeast DC

Police have identified the two men who were killed after a shooting Thursday in Southeast D.C. but the third man who was critically injured hasn’t been named.

D.C. police said it happened around 1:30 p.m. by the intersection of 4th and Chesapeake streets in the Washington Highlands neighborhood.

The men who died were identified by police as Marcus Thomas, 37, and Russell Williams, 28, both of Southeast, D.C.



Officers found one man dead at the scene, while two other men took themselves to a hospital. One of those men died there, and the other continues to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

Authorities have pegged a silver Audi sedan with tinted windows as a vehicle of interest.

“This is one of our hot spots — one of our focus areas that we get a lot of attention to,” said Andre Wright, the assistant chief of Patrol Services South, which covers the First, Sixth and Seventh police districts.

He assured the community that the area is enforced, but also stressed the importance of residents continuing to help police when they have information about these incidents.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 202-727-9099 or text 50411 anonymously, there’s a reward up to $50,000 for anyone who provides information which leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

Below is the area where the shooting took place:

WTOP’s Jessica Kronzer and Matthew Delaney contributed to this report.

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