By Peter Hermann and Dana Hedgpeth of the Washington Post:
Evan Williams, a security guard, was driving back to work from his dinner break when at least six gunshots rang out at Third and Atlantic streets in Southeast Washington.


One man who D.C. police think was the intended target was wounded in the Thursday night shooting. But authorities said another bullet passed through the passenger-side window of Williams’s car, barely missing a female passenger, and struck the security guard.

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The 29-year-old Maryland resident managed to drive two blocks east on Atlantic Street to the fire station in Washington Highlands, where Engine 33 is quartered. From there, he was rushed to a hospital. He died at 1:21 a.m., just over two hours after the 11:15 p.m. shooting.


“At this time, he is not believed to have been the intended target,” D.C. police said in a statement. A report says the city’s ShotSpotter monitors detected six gunshot at the time of the shooting.


Detectives had not made any arrests in the shooting as of Friday and made few details public. Police declined to identify the security company for which Williams worked; one firm that contracts with three apartment buildings along Atlantic Street said he was not employed there.

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