The shooting happened on the 1300 block of 1st Street SW about 5 p.m., police said. The area is about a block from the King Greenleaf Recreation Center and the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District headquarters.
Jerome Diggs, a 47-year-old Southwest D.C. resident, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest, according to authorities.
He was brought to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police haven’t released a description of the shooter.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
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