DC police believe gunman in targeted Southeast murder may have shot, killed man then walked away

A gunman shot a man multiple times then walked away leaving him to die on a residential street in Southeast, D.C., according to a preliminary investigation by police.

The shooting happened just after 6:30 a.m. Friday in the 1600 block of 18th Street.

Officers say the victim, a man in his 40s, was sitting on the steps of a multi-unit residence when the shooter approached and fired multiple shots. According to preliminary evidence, investigators believe the victim was targeted and that the gunman walked away from the shooting.

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The victim died at the scene after police arrived.

Officials say there was no connection between the shooting and a school that is located about a half mile away from the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text to 50411.