NBC Washington - Darcy Spencer
A man was shot and killed and five others were wounded after a fight broke out inside the Heritage club in D.C.
A fight that began inside a Connecticut Avenue restaurant ended in three shootings and three stabbings that left one man dead and five others injured.
According to a statement from Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, the fight began inside the Heritage India restaurant at 1337 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest at around 2:30 Sunday morning.
The melee moved outside, at which point three men were shot. One of the shooting victims, identified as 34-year-old Jhonte Coleman of Suitland, later died of his wounds.
Lanier said that all of the victims were men, and all were from Maryland. All three shooting victims and two of the stabbing victims were transported to area hospitals from the scene, while the third stabbing victim was discovered at an area hospital. He had apparently gone there under his own power. All of the injured victims were still in hospitals as of Sunday afternoon.
Connecticut Avenue between Dupont Circle and N Street was closed for most of the morning, but was re-opened at around 11:00 a.m.
On Sunday afternoon, the Heritage India restaurant was shut down by the authorities for a period not to exceed 96 hours retroactive to 6 a.m. Sunday. The closing is subject to a hearing and disposition by the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. The investigation is ongoing.
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