WASHINGTON - A man was shot in the head and killed Thursday evening at an Exxon gas station in Northeast.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department are still at the scene in the 2200 block of New York Avenue Northeast combing the area for clues. The call reporting the shooting, the department said, came in just after 5:15 p.m.
When first responders located the victim, he was "not conscious and not breathing." Officials say he succumbed to his injuries in a hospital and died.
Police are now on the lookout for a dark-colored Chevy Astro van. They believe the suspect was traveling in that vehicle.
The fatal shooting marks the city’s 244th homicide – according to Metropolitan Police Department data.
Ward 5 ANC Commissioner Kathy Henderson is familiar with this parking lot. She says it’s a hot spot.
"This has become a scene of disorder," Henderson said. "On any given day I drive by here and typically there are at least 50 people in the parking lot cutting hair. There are children. They are working on cars … It's another incident, another troubling incident of lawlessness. It is unacceptable and it has to stop. We are supposed to be pivoting into celebrating the holiday season, but citizens continue to be afraid, continue to be apprehensive and this needs to stop."
This is the third shooting we are aware of on New York Avenue in the past three weeks.
At the end of October, an off-duty housing officer was shot in traffic, and just two days ago, a woman was shot in the leg.
This is a developing story. Check back with FOX 5 for updates.