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Posted at 8:02 PM ET, 11/30/2010

Teen fatally shot in NW D.C.

By Clarence Williams

Update, 9:54 p.m.:

A 16-year-old was fatally shot in the head Tuesday afternoon on a street corner in the Petworth area of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

Police responded for the sounds of gunshots at 8th Street and Delafield Place about 4:30 p.m., and found Prince Okorie, of Northwest Washington, suffering from gunshot wounds, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Okorie was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A witness told police that three young males, fled the scene on foot, but it was not clear whether they were involved with the shooting.

Earlier:
A man was shot and critically wounded Tuesday afternoon in Northwest Washington, D.C., police said.

Officers were called to 8th and Delafield Place and found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head around 4:30 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

The victim was unconscious and not breathing at the scene, authorities said. He was taken to a hospital in life-threatening condition.

It was not immediately known what led to the shooting.

By Clarence Williams  | November 30, 2010; 8:02 PM ET
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Comments

Why shoot someone and run? I'm so sick of these cowards that call there selves being brave pulling the trigger, and then run off like a coward.....bring the death penalty back to DC.....

Posted by: shawnitaresper | December 1, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Still wondering how shooting an unarmed person then running away to avoid getting caught makes someone tough?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | December 1, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Williams check the courthouse records...

Posted by: DCJUSTICE | December 1, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Well I doubt anyone of these punks would shoot someone and wait for the police to come and lock them up, but I understand what people are trying to say. I swear growing up around there is tough enough, but to have to worry about some hit squad basically attacking you has to be sickening. I bet only one guy did the shooting while the other two just watched, but when they get caught ( and they will get caught) they will face the same charge as the shooter, thus getting themselves 50 years for nothing. Now that's senseless!

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 1, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I still can't believe Prince is gone. He was always so sweet to me. All that potential gone just hurts my heart. I hope they find out who did this to him.

Posted by: gag01001 | December 1, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I bet the perps were DCYS 'clients'!

Posted by: 10bestfan | December 1, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse


The Times has more info re: what happened.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/1/boy-tied-to-youth-agency-killed-in-shooting/

Posted by: dcresident12 | December 1, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

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