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Man shot in check-cashing store dies

Update, 8 p.m.:

D.C. police said Thursday evening that a man shot at a check-cashing store in Northeast earlier in the day has died of his wounds at Washington Hospital Center.

Authorities identified the victim as Prabhjot Singh, 30, of Accokeek, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

Earlier reports said a second victim was shot during the incident at the Checks Cashed store. But authorities said Thursday evening that man was hospitalized after being physically assaulted, Carew said.

His condition could not be learned, but Carew said he was consicous and breathing Thursday evening. Police did not identify him because he is a potential witness in the case.

Officials declined to give a motive in the case.


Two men were hospitalized following a shooting Thursday morning at a Checks Cashed store near the corner of Benning Road and 24th Street NE.

D.C. police are investigating the shooting, and said it is unclear whether the incident was also a robbery.

Police said one of the two men hospitalized was seriously injured, but couldn’t provide details on either man’s medical condition.

Officers responded to the shooting at around 10:45 a.m. and blocked off traffic heading eastbound on Benning Road between 21st Street and 24th Street NE.

-- Phillip Lucas

Original Post:

D.C. police are responding to a shooting that left two males wounded at a check cashing store in Northeast Washington.

The shooting took place at the store in the 2500 block of Benning Road NE about 10:45 a.m., said Eric Frost, a police spokesman.

One of the victims suffered a shot to the head, police said. The other victim’s condition is unknown. Both were transported to a hospital.

At least one suspect – it was not immediately clear how many -- was last seen fleeing down an alley in the same block as the shooting, police said.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

-- Mike McPhate

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
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Bank accounts...look into them.

Posted by: jbworldwide | June 17, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse


We miss you!

Posted by: Dharak | June 17, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

You'd think this would be a multiple everyday occurrence in ol' D.C.

Oh that's right!

The politicians and government employees get their cash directly from taxpayer-supported D.C. offices, agencies and programs, like the Tax Office.

Posted by: perryneheum | June 17, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

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