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Ex-Boxing Pro's Son Gunned Down in Southeast



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    Someone shot and killed the son of a championship boxer and community activist in southeast D.C. Wednesday night.

    A masked man approached 18-year-old Calvin Woodland in the parking lot of Gregory Apartments in the 800 block of Barnaby Street and shot him several times.

    Woodland was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    The victim was the fourth of the six sons of the late Calvin Bernard Woodland Sr., who devoted a part of his life to helping children stay out of trouble. Woodland Sr. was so well regarded in D.C. that there's a street named after him in Southeast.

    "If he wasn't dead, this would have killed him," said one of the victim's brothers, Calvin Bernard Woodland Jr.

    Police have not established a motive for the slaying.

    "I know he didn't deserve it and I know that justice has to be done, there's no question about it," Woodland Jr. said. "We won't settle for anything less."

    Woodland Jr. is the chief of staff for D.C. Councilman Jim Graham.

    "That's a great tragedy for our staff," Graham said. "It's certainly a great tragedy for Calvin and his very large family to have somebody 18 years old have his life brought to such a violent end."