Fatal Shooting in Shaw is DC's 7th Reported Homicide This Year

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An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in Northwest D.C. late Wednesday night, marking the city's seventh homicide just over a week into the year.

D.C. police officers went to the 1300 block of 7th Street NW near N Street NW after hearing gunshots about 11:30 p.m. They found Malick Cisse of Northwest D.C. shot in the head, police said.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

“It appeared that this individual was targeted,” Assistant Chief Robert Contee said. “What we know as of today, a white in color small SUV pulled up alongside this individual, fired a shot striking this individual.”

Police are checking surveillance cameras in the area.

A string of shootings has claimed the lives of several people in the District so far this year. Last year was the deadliest year in D.C. in more than a decade, with more than 165 homicide victims.

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