Two women dead, one injured after shooting, fire in D.C.; child recovered from scene


WASHINGTON (WDVM) — D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the scene of a fire on the 2300 block of Good Hope Court, Southeast, where they found three women who had been shot. Police said that they also found a three-month-old child on the scene.

Ashan Benedict, executive Assistant Chief with D.C. Police Department, said the D.C. Fire Department was contacted for a fire around 7:30 p.m. When they found a gunshot victim outside, they contacted police before putting out the fire.

Two of the women who were shot died, one is still alive. Police said they think this is a domestic incident and also believe that the suspect started the fire while leaving the apartment.

Police said the incident is still under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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