2 Shot in D.C. DPW Parking Lot

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010  |  Updated 7:05 PM EDT
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One man is dead and another wounded after a gunman opened fire in the D.C. Department of Public Works parking lot.

One man is dead and another wounded after a gunman opened fire in the D.C. Department of Public Works parking lot.

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Two workers were shot at a Department of Public Works parking lot Wednesday morning in Brentwood, leaving one victim dead.

At a press conference Wednesday morning, Mayor Adrian Fenty confirmed that Larry Hutchins, 51, of Suitland, Md., had succumbed to his injuries and died. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier said that Hutchins, a DPW employee for 24 years, was killed while he was working.

Hutchins' wife of seven years told News4 she's devastated. "I know we all had to go one day, but I never though it would have to go this way," she said.

The other victim is in good condition, police said.

Lanier said the incident in Northeast appeared to be a workplace-related shooting. The shooter fired multiple rounds. He wore a uniform, though Lanier would not say what kind.

D.C. police spokeswoman Officer Istmania Bonilla said the shooting occurred at about 6:15 a.m. at a lot in the 1200 block of W Street. Trash collection in the vicinity has been suspended due to police activity.

Bonilla said both victims were taken to a hospital. Officials are interviewing witnesses at the scene. Police have not released any information about a potential suspect.

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