- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia police are investigating three fatal shootings that occurred in different parts of the city.

Police say 18-year-old Bryan Perkins was shot and killed just after 9 p.m. Friday in the Edgewood neighborhood of northeast Washington.

Then, shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, 25-year-old Wesley West was fatally shot in the Congress Heights neighborhood of southeast Washington.

Less than an hour later, a man was fatally shot in the pricey Logan Circle neighborhood north of downtown. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Charles Douglas of District Heights, Maryland.

Police haven’t indicated there’s any connection between the shootings. A police spokesman says the motives are under investigation.

D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie released a statement calling the violence unacceptable and calling for a new approach to reducing gun crime.



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