Washington Highlands Victims Identified

Joshua Ruffin, aka "Rocket"

Joshua Ruffin, aka “Rocket” photo from Facebook

The victims of a double shooting in Southeast DC on Wednesday night have been identified as Joshua Ruffin, 20, of Southeast D.C., and Reginald L. Williams Jr., 22, both of Southeast D.C of Northeast D.C.

MPD’s press release follows after the jump.

( Washington, DC) —Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide that occurred in the 700 block of Yuma street, S.E.

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at approximately 11:20 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the report of a shooting in the 700 block of Yuma Street SE. Upon arrival on the scene, they found a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. They also located another victim in the same area suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the second victim to a local hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. He has been identified as 20-year-old Joshua Ruffin of the 600 block of Condon Terrace, SE. The first victim showed no signs of life and was pronounced dead on the scene. He has been identified as 22-year-old Reginald L. Williams Jr. of the 300 block of Adams Street, NE.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

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