Sunday, October 16, 2005

3 shot dead

"The first shooting occurred about 11:50 p.m. Friday in Northeast Washington. Officers heard gunshots in the neighborhood and went to the 300 block of 50th Street NE, where they found Miguel Henry, 20, lying on the ground, police said.

Henry, of the 5000 block of Banks Place NE, had been shot several times in the head and body, police said. He was taken to Howard University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.

The next shooting occurred about 1:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Irving Street NW. James Fletcher, 23, was discovered in front of his house with wounds to his body. He was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where he died. Police said the shooting appeared to be connected to an unspecified dispute.

Ten minutes later, a 38-year-old Severn man was killed in a double shooting in an alley about four miles away in Northeast Washington, police said. James Michael Campbell was found shot in the head in the alley behind the 1600 block of E Street NE.

The homicides were among five killings in two days in the District. The city remains on pace to record about as many homicides as last year, when 198 people were killed. If the trend continued, it would be the first time in two decades that the city recorded fewer than 200 in each of two consecutive years.

Authorities urged anyone with information about the killings to call them at 202-727-9099. Police offer rewards of up to $25,000 for information in homicides."

3 Men Killed in D.C. Shootings in Span of About 2 Hours:

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