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Man, 18, killed near Nationals Park

Josh White

An 18-year-old Southeast D.C. man was shot and killed near Nationals Park early Tuesday morning, and police are searching for information about the slaying.

District police said they responded to the 1400 block of First Street SW at about 3:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found Franklin Hill on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. Hill was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting happened less than two blocks west of Nationals Park, more than five hours after the end of the Nationals' loss to the Houston Astros.

Police ask that anyone with information about the shooting call (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746.

-- Josh White

By Josh White  | September 21, 2010; 9:54 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Josh White, The District  
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wow... i just got a police scanner and listened to it last night probably up until 3:30... there was at least two other shootings, a car that seemingly leaving the scene that hit a house in SE, an armed carjacking in NE (maybe SE), a man with a GSW in NW, all in the span of say an hour or two.. plus this!? That is alot for a monday... geez...

much respect to these overnight officers...

Posted by: joebananas1 | September 21, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

you mean tearing down all of the empty warehouses, shops and projects to build the stadium and all of the empty lots around it didn't eliminate the crime??

Posted by: thebossman | September 21, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse


Keep listening. You will find that last night was a fairly typical night in the District.

Posted by: johnqpublic1 | September 21, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse


Keep listening. You will find that last night was a fairly typical night in the District.

Posted by: johnqpublic1 |

Most cities have crime. Or did you just get here? I am sure Boston, NY and Chicago did not have one robbery or murder last night.

Posted by: ged0386 | September 21, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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