Shooting on Florida Avenue NE Investigated as Homicide

Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Northeast DC as a homicide, according to messages from Fifth District Commander Dierdre Porter on the community listserv.

The shooting in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast was reported at about 3:30 a.m. Porter said.

There was no immediate word on any victims or suspects.

Update: The Washington Post reports that the shooting victim is a man.

Reports the Post:

Officials are looking for a gray, four-door Chevrolet Impala in connection with the case, Strader said. There were four people in the car, but no information on their ages, gender or race is available. A suspect description is also not yet available.

Update: A press release from MPD is below.

February 23, 2014

Homicide in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, NE

( Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, at approximately 3:30 am, members of the First District responded to the area of the 5th and K Streets, Northeast for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. He was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The investigation has revealed that the shooting occurred in the Fifth District, in the 400 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

The decedent’s identity is being withheld at this time, pending next of kin notification.

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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