Man Killed in Southwest Washington Sunday Identified as Tyrone Joyner

Tyrone Joyner, 22, was killed Sunday evening in a shooting Southwest DC, MPD said Monday morning.

The shooting took place at 6:30 p.m. at the 1400 block of Canal St. S.W., near Nationals Park, police say.

Joyner was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

It’s the third homicide in D.C. to be reported over the weekend.

A press release from the Metropolitan Police Department is below:

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1400 block of Canal Street, SW.

On Sunday, February 24, 2013, at approximately 6:26 pm, units from the First District responded to the 1400 block of Canal Street, SW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 22-year-old Tyrone Joyner of Southwest, Washington, DC.

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