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Five People Shot, Two Killed in Congress Heights Gun Violence

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Two people died and three others sustained non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Southeast DC on Wednesday, according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

The incident took place in the 1300 Block of Congress Street, Southeast.

Members of MPD’s Seventh District responded to the location at approximately 1:20 pm upon reports of a shooting. Two men and two women were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds.

DC Fire and EMS transported the victims to local hospitals for treatment. A fifth victim, an adult male, was also taken to a nearby hospital.

Doctors failed to save one man and one woman among the victims. DC police identified the deceased as 25 year-old George Evans III, and 28 year-old Keosha Ferguson, both of Southeast DC.

MPD is currently investigating the shooting.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Acting Police Chief Robert Contee said that the incident stemmed from a dispute between two groups of people who probably knew each other.

Officers found the bodies in a parking lot, according to Contee, who asked for the public’s assistance to locate and arrest the suspect or suspects responsible for the murder.

The police chief said that MPD is currently offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that gives information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who committed homicide in the District.

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