- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police are investigating three separate fatal shootings that occurred within one afternoon in the District of Columbia.

Authorities say the first shooting happened Tuesday after noon outside a church in the District’s southeast area. Police say 21-year-old Amari Jenkins was shot multiple times and died.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the second shooting occurred just before 4:00 p.m. when a 17-year-old boy, who was in a dispute with his 12-year-old neighbor, went to the younger boy’s apartment with a gun. Lanier says both boys and the 12-year-old’s mother, 31-year-old Tenika Fontanelle, were shot. Fontanelle died. Police say one of the boys has been charged with first-degree murder.

Police say around 4:45 p.m., officers responded to a scene where they found the body of 24-year-old William Conley, who had been shot.

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