Man Killed Friday Evening in McKinley Tech High School Parking Lot

UPDATED with MPD statement.

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A man died of a gunshot wound Friday night in a high school parking lot in Northeast DC, the Washington Post reports.

Reports the Post,

The shooting occurred in a parking lot at McKinley Tech high school in Northeast Washington, authorities said.

D.C. public school officials said it appeared that the man was not connected with the school system.

A DC Alert went out at 8:44 Friday night for a shooting at the same location. That alert included a lookout for a black male with dreads and wearing all black clothing.

Do not take action, call 911,” the alert warned.

MPD issued a statement early Saturday morning.

A homicide occurred at 101 T Street NE (McKinley Tech H.S.) at approximately 8:30 PM on June 3, 2011.

Fifth District units responded to the scene, along with members of multiple other units of the Metropolitan Police Department. An investigation was conducted by detectives of the Violent Crimes Branch.

I would like to express my thanks to the community and specifically the large group of citizens who were asked to remain on the school campus while the investigation on scene was conducted. I am aware of the hardships and difficulties this may have posed for many of you. The attitudes we encountered were refreshingly polite and showed an understanding of the situation I have never encountered before. Your support and understanding as a group assisted us as members of the department working such a serious investigation greatly. Thank you.

Sergeant Sean R. Conboy
Fifth District

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