In Second of Fatal Shootings, Woman Killed near Benning Road in SE DC

Update: Police have identified the woman killed as 21-year-old Rokeida Spriggs of Southeast D.C.

In the second of two fatal shootings overnight Thursday, a woman was killed near Benning Road and G Street in Southeast DC.

Reports WUSA:

Shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, police responded to another shooting in Southeast. Officials say a woman was shot in the upper body in the 4900 block of G Street SE. Police say she was later pronounced dead at the hospital. In this shooting, police have also not identified any suspects at this time.

MPD’s press release is below:

(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide which occurred in the 4900 Block of G Street, Southeast.

On Friday, November 22, 2013, at approximately 12:58 am, police officers from the Sixth Patrol District responded to the 4900 Block of G Street, Southeast for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult female suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The remains of the decedent were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.

The decedent is identified as 21-year-old Rokeida Spriggs of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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