Man Shot Near Closed D.C. School Dies

By Mila Mimica
|  Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 11:23 PM EDT
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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.

Jackie Bensen.

Within hours, police responded to two shootings in D.C.'s Seventh District in Anacostia. News4's Jackie Bensen has the latest details.

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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.
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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.

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.

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