52-year-old woman killed after being shot multiple times in DC; Suspect found dead in Laurel

A woman is dead after being shot multiple times Wednesday morning in Southeast D.C., according to police.

Metropolitan Police Department officials say the shooting was reported around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 Block of Savannah Street, near Ballou STAY High School.

Officers responded to the scene and found a woman who had been shot multiple times. Police say she was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced dead.

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Investigators have identified the victim as 52-year-old Leslie Simpson, of Southeast, D.C.

Police believe that the shooting was a targeted incident, and say there is no threat to the community.

The suspect, 65-year-old Steven Dreher, of Southeast, D.C. was found dead, police say, in Laurel, MD as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text tips to 50411.