Teen Killed in Northwest is D.C.’s First Homicide Victim of the Year

UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: ABC7 and NBC Washington are identifying the teen as 16-year-old Bryant Morillo.

A teenage boy shot Sunday morning in Northwest D.C. has died of his injuries, according to information on Metro PD’s Fourth District listserve. The teen, believed to be 16 or 17 years old, is D.C.’s first homicide victim of the year.

A second teen shot in the same incident remains in stable condition, police said.

A lookout was broadcast after the shooting for two men described by police as “black males, one heavy set wearing a tan jacket, the other has a slim build wearing a blue and grey jacket last seen fleeing south on 4th Street, NW

The Washington Post said Police Chief Cathy Lanier was at the scene of the shooting Sunday morning immediately following the swearing in of D.C.’s new mayor, Vincent Gray.

Lanier said the motive for the shooting was unclear. “This neighborhood is very quiet, it’s been quiet for many years,” she told reporters as residents watched from their stoops.

Charles Thorpe, 21, said he was less than a block from the stop for the 64 bus when he heard gunfire and saw two young men fall backward and hit the ground.

Thorpe said he was shaken by what he saw. “Stuff like that doesn’t happen here,” he said.

Coverage is also at NBC Washington and WUSA.

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