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Two Dead, 3-Month-Old Found After Shooting, Fire at Southeast DC Apartment

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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.

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.

"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.

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