Michael Manuel Moss-Cornish

Michael Manuel Moss-Cornish

Michael Manuel Moss-Cornish, known to friends as “Tino,” died in a double shooting in the 600 block of Harvard Street. NW on Sunday Oct. 3. Moss-Cornish, 22 years old, lived in Silver Spring, Md. and was an interpreter and waiter at Austin Grill. He spoke Spanish and Portuguese fluently, according to his obituary.

Metro Police released an informational poster, seeking tips and community assistance in closing Moss-Cornish’s case.

According to a Metro press release, Moss-Cornish and another victim, who has not been identified, were found with gunshot wounds by police who were responding to a call reporting gunshots.  Both victims taken to local hospitals. Moss-Cornish was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital; the second victim was treated and released.

No arrests have been made.

Moss-Cornish moved to Silver Spring about a year ago from Fruitland, Md, where he grew up. He graduated from James M. Bennett High School in 2006. While a student there, he played on the school’s soccer team, according to his obituary.

His mother, Bobbie Ballard, told the Washington Post that the shooting occurred as he left a party near Howard University.

A Facebook memorial page has attracted almost 200 of Moss-Cornish’s friends , many of whom have left messages in remembrance. A funeral was held Oct. 9 in Salisubry, Md.

Two other men were fatally shot in D.C. the same weekend: Angelo Jones, 31, was shot in the 5300 block of Dix Street NE, and Jonathan Johnson, 19, was shot in the 1100 block of First Place NW.

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