Man Shot Near Closed D.C. School Dies

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    Within hours, police responded to two shootings in D.C.'s Seventh District in Anacostia. News4's Jackie Bensen has the latest details. (Published Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014)

    D.C. Police say a man who was shot multiple times near the now shut down Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Southeast Washington has died.

    Crews responded to the corner of 8th and Yuma streets SE around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for a shooting. There, they found 20-year-old Vincent Purvis suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

    Man Shot Multiple Times Near Closed Elementary School

    [DC] Man Shot Multiple Times Near Closed Elementary School
    DC Police are investigating a shooting near the now shut down Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Southeast Washington. (Published Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014)

    Officials told News4 Purvis had been transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition. He was pronounced dead later that evening.

    "We are on the lookout for a silver car occupied by four black males," D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. 

    Police have not released a motive.

    D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson ordered the closure of Ferebee-Hope, along with more than a dozen others, last summer.

    Several hours following this incident, police responded to another shooting about a mile away. In that case, a gunshot victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Last weekend, 18-year-old Deangelo Gatling was shot and killed in the doorway of a friend's home on 24th Street SE. All three shootings were reported in the police department's Seventh District. 

    If you have any information on the shooting, call police at 202-727-9099.