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Posted at 1:53 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Man shot dead in D.C. park

By Clarence Williams and Allison Klein
Washington Post Editors

A Northwest D.C. man shot Wednesday night in a Northwest Washington park died from his injuries, D.C. Police said Thursday.

Police responded to a small bricked park located at North Capitol St. and Florida Avenue just after 11 p.m., according to police.

They found the victim, William Mitchell, 33, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died.

The circumstances that led to the shooting were not immediately clear. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-
CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Clarence Williams and Allison Klein  | January 20, 2011; 1:53 PM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, Clarence Williams, Homicide, Updates  
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Crazy thing is I was down the street on North Capitol and New York Ave. and thought I heard a gunshot. And then I saw police flying down North Capitol heading towards Florida Ave. Wow, now that's sad.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | January 20, 2011 1:43 PM | Report abuse

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