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1 dead in Northeast D.C. shooting

Veteran D.C. Public Works employee Larry Hutchins, 51, was killed Wednesday in an early morning shooting that wounded and hospitalized another DPW employee, according to District police.

A third man who was wearing "some sort of a uniform" may have been involved in the shooting but had not yet been located, said police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump.

The shooting occurred at about 6:15 a.m. at a DPW lot at 1241 W Street NE., authorities said.

City personnel records show Hutchins, of Suitland, had been a sanitation worker for the city since 1986.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Washington Post Editors  | October 13, 2010; 10:10 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Mary Pat Flaherty, The District  
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Other news reports says that a disgruntled DPW employee is responsible for these shootings. The economy has people stressed out.

Posted by: dcisajoke | October 13, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

DPW has more criminals working their than at Metro! That is a fact. And that dopey Chief Lanier saying DPW is a member of the MPD family is even more sickening/frightening.

Posted by: lottaaction | October 13, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

I would rather have EX-convicts working at DPW, than unemployed and robbing your house or mine. If someone has served his sentence to society, he deserves the right to make a living. You can't have it both ways--either you want people to make amends and get right with society or you want to continue the cycle of violence, poverty and despair.

Posted by: PepperDr | October 13, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Will this affect my scheduled Friday trash pickup?

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | October 13, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PepperDr | October 13, 2010 12:00 PM

STAMPED and approved.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 13, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Wow!! Is this where we are as a Society? This guy lost his life and some of you think it a bit funny and more concerned about trash pick up! Really?

Posted by: Angryman | October 13, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Dis Is sad 2 Hear About Dis I Knew His Mother Sister And Niece
And I Can Really Feel Dey Pain And I Juss Wanna Say 2 Da Family juss Keep Yall Heads Up And Everything Well Be Ok
And 2 His Sister Mother And Niece I Love You All And I Will Come And Pay My Respect 2 you All And Da Family

Posted by: sweety_shawty | October 13, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Let's keep this thing in perspective, Larry Hutchins was a hard working family man just like you and I, unfortunately he won't be walking through the front door of his home tonight. The question is and should be, what do we as a city do about this. After reading some of your responces to it, you lead me to believe that we've become so numb to senseless violence and killing that we're a danger to ourselves. Wakeup people, let Larry be a motivator for us to start taking back our city from this element that we all seem to fear so much. These thugs thrive on our fears and we're playing into their hands by not being real nieghbors to each other and watching out for oneanother, thats how you run them out.Until we realize and start doing this, we'll keep being prey to the predators, so lets start shinig the lights on these roaches.

Posted by: barrycarey123 | October 13, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Larry you are going to be miss the family around sherwood playground love you. we can never forget the good times there were more good times then bad times Tank be strong for the family, no its tough but where here for you love you tank and family

Posted by: younglove45 | October 15, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

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