Southeast DC

Woman Killed in First DC Homicide of 2021

Officers responded after more than 40 shots were detected

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A woman was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. early Sunday, in the city’s first homicide of the new year. 

Kaailyah Rainey was found shot in a vehicle in the 900 block of Wahler Place SE, police said. She was 22.

Officers responded at about 2:30 a.m. after more than 40 shots were detected.

Rainey was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. No information on any suspects was immediately released. 

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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