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Man Shot at DC Metro Station Then Shot Himself: Police

Homicide detectives were called to the scene. But they soon saw surveillance footage suggesting the death was not a homicide

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A man died after an unusual, tragic shooting at the Anacostia Metro station in Southeast D.C. on Tuesday morning, police say. Detectives believe the man took his own life after someone shot him. 

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was found shot multiple times at an entrance to the station. A pistol was found nearby. 

The shooting occurred at about 10:30 a.m. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. 

Homicide detectives were called to the scene. But they soon saw surveillance footage suggesting the death was not a homicide. 

Police say the man was shot multiple times by another man and then fatally shot himself.

Police released images Tuesday night of the suspected gunman, dressed in black and pointing a handgun.

Metro trains bypassed the station for about two hours and later resumed regular service. The station entrance at Firth Sterling Avenue and Howard Road SE was closed, Metro officials said.

This marks the third instance of gunfire in the D.C. Metro system in two months. A man was shot and wounded on board a Metro train last month and treated at the Columbia Heights station. Weeks later, someone fired in the direction of a train at that station

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