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1 Killed, 3 Hurt in Shooting at DC Funeral Home: Police

Mourners had just left a funeral for a homicide victim when the shots went off outside the Stewart Funeral Home in Northeast DC

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One man died and three other people were hurt in a shooting Tuesday at a funeral home in Northeast D.C., police say.

A funeral for a homicide victim had just ended at the Stewart Funeral Home in the 4400 block of Benning Road NE about noon when someone shot people who were standing outside, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said at a news conference.

Contee said an officer who was nearby heard the gunshots and found four adults were shot.

Terrell Coghill, 29, of Northwest D.C., showed no signs of life when emergency medical crews arrived. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Another man and two women went to hospitals, police said.

The family of the person being buried had requested police presence at the funeral for added security.

Several people who were standing in the block after the funeral were apparently targeted, but police don't yet know why, Contee said.

Police haven't identified a suspect, and investigators are still working on talking to witnesses, Contee said.

He called the shooting brazen.

“It’s unfortunate that someone would be so brazen to do such an act, let alone at a funeral. How low can you be of a human being to target other people at a funeral?” Contee said.

Police are looking for a white Lexus IS350 that was seen on surveillance video. The car may have damage to the front passenger door.

Contee said the officer who responded to the shooting was stationed nearby at the request of the family who was mourning 24-year-old Stephan Carroll. Carroll was gunned down in that same area of Northeast D.C. in March, police said.

Many officials with D.C. police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives could be seen in the area.

Stay with News4 for updates to this developing story.

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