A white Honda crashed into two other cars after the people inside apparently were shot Friday in Northwest D.C. A 16-year-old boy died while a man is expected to survive.
Shotspotter detected the sound of gunshots in the 3500 block of Warder Street NW before noon, police said.
Officers found an unoccupied white Mercedes with apparent gunshot damage — including a shattered window — in the 700 block of Princeton Place NW.
Other officers were flagged down about a crash involving a white Honda Civic about five blocks away in the 600 block of Upshur Street NW, police said.
Kassius-Khon Glay, 16, of Northwest was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds at that scene. He was pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m.
A man in the Civic was taken to a hospital in stable condition with an apparent gunshot wound his left hand.
Detectives believe both scenes are related.
The owner of two cars the Civic crashed into asked to remain anonymous.
“I’m retired, I’m on a fixed income and I’ve just lost two vehicles, you know. One vehicle was totaled and possibly two, to no fault of my own,” she said.
She heard the crash.
“A loud screech like tires, rubber burning and then a bang,” she said. “And once I got to the door, was people just going everywhere.”
Glay was a student at Bell Multicultural High School.
“We may never know why this happened, but the ones that did it, they need to be apprehended, brought to justice to give the families some peace, if there is any,” she said.
Police have not released information about a suspect. They are investigating.