Gunfire in 2 NW DC Locations Kills One, Worries Residents

Two incidents involving gunfire in northwest Washington left one man dead and many neighbors concerned Tuesday.

Police say Josiah Jones, 21, was shot and killed just before 4 p.m. in the 4500 block of Illinois Avenue NW. Investigators spent time looking at a white Ford Mustang parked on the block and had it towed away for further examination.

Four hours later, residents near 8th Street Northwest and Decatur Street Northwest heard what they described as 14 gunshots in a brief period of time. This location is less than 0.5 miles from the early incident on Illinois Avenue, Northwest.

D.C. police officers blocked off the area and collected evidence. They said it appears no one was hit during the gunfire.

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