Man shot dead on Benning Road NE

A man was fatally shot and wounded Monday afternoon in northeastern Washington, police said.

The shooting happened around 3:15 p.m. on Benning Road, near 17th Street, and the man was taken to hospital, where he died, said officer Hugh Carew, spokesman for the police.

The shooting site was a block or two west of a strip of Benning Road that saw several violent attacks in 2018. It was also not far from the “Starburst” intersection which comprises four main thoroughfares: Benning Road, Bladensburg Road, H Street and Maryland Avenue.

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