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Man Killed in Double Shooting in Northeast DC: Police

The shooting erupted in a neighborhood that's set to get new funding for gun violence prevention

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One man is dead, and another victim is seriously injured after a double shooting late Friday in Northeast Washington, D.C.

Officers responded to an apartment on the 2300 block of 4th Street NE about 10 p.m., D.C. police said.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot in the head, unconscious and unresponsive, in the hallway of the apartment.

Davon Childs, 34, of Hyattsville, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A second victim was found outside the apartment building. He had been shot in the torso and was taken to the hospital. Police initially said he had serious injuries, then on Saturday said he's expected to survive.

Police are still investigating the shooting. There's a $25,000 reward available in the homicide case.

The violence broke out in the Edgewood neighborhood. Just Thursday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced this neighborhood is included in an expansion of the gun violence interrupters program.

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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