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Posted at 8:40 PM ET, 06/23/2010

1 dead, 1 injured in possible robbery

By Erica Johnston

Update, 8:34 p.m.:
D.C. police said that one of the two men shot during an apparent robbery in the wholesale district of Northeast has died. A second man remains hospitalized with life-threatening wounds.


Two men were shot and critically wounded Wednesday in a market in the wholesale district of Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

Police were called to a store in the 1300 block of Fifth Street NE about 3 p.m., said officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman.

Few details were immediately available. A police source said investigators were trying to determine whether the shootings occurred during a robbery.

Police were searching for a silver car that left the area. The store is just north of Florida Avenue, where wholesale vendors sell produce and merchandise to many corner markets across the city.

Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | June 23, 2010; 8:40 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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