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Posted at 5:09 AM ET, 07/21/2010

Police probe fatal shooting in Georgetown

By Mike McPhate

Update, 7:15 a.m.: Dr. Gridlock reports M Street has reopened.

Police investigate scene at 31st and M streets. (Mike McPhate/Post)

Original post, 5:09 a.m.: Washington D.C. police were investigating a shooting death early Wednesday near M and 31st streets in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Officers responding to the scene at about 4:45 a.m. found a man with a single gunshot wound to the head sitting in a silver Saab parked outside an art gallery on eastbound M Street NW. He had a gun in his lap, police said.

The man was transported to George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The death was "an apparent suicide," Officer Mark Beach said.

M Street was expected to reopen ahead of the morning rush hour.

-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | July 21, 2010; 5:09 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Wow. Lord help us all

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