Two women are dead after a fire and a shooting took place in a Southeast D.C. apartment Monday, and a baby was also found by first responders at the scene.
D.C. firefighters were first called to the 2300 block of Good Hope Court in the Skyland neighborhood around 7:30 p.m. for reports of a fire, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a news conference.
Firefighters found a woman in a parking lot who had been shot and called police, D.C. Police said. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Inside an apartment, firefighters found two more women suffering from gunshot wounds and a 3-month-old baby. One of the women died at the scene; the other was taken to a hospital but succumbed to her injuries, police said.
Police identified the deceased women as as 47-year-old Wanda Wright and her 32-year-old daughter, Ebony Wright.
Firefighters also put out a small fire there that had been contained by sprinklers.
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"It appears that the suspect started the fire," Executive Assistant Chief of Police Ashan Benedict said.
The baby was not shot but was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.
Police said they were looking for a suspect but did not provide a description. They said the incident is domestic in nature but would not provide additional details.
It is also unclear how the victims are related to the 3-month-old.