Man killed, woman injured by stray bullet in northwest DC shooting

Authorities say a man was killed, and a woman who police believe was an unintended target was injured, in a shooting Wednesday night near Busboys and Poets in northwest D.C.

Police say the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in a busy area on the 1400 block of V Street NW.

Officers say the man who was in his 30s was shot in the stomach and died at the scene. Investigators identified the man as Marvin Johnson, Jr., 29, of Northwest, D.C. 

Police believe the woman was struck in the leg by a stray bullet and was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say bullets struck several cars and the windows of two apartments nearby. Police said it’s likely there was more than one gun that was fired since they found lots of shell casings at the scene. 

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"Just brazenly fired weapons in the middle of the street in a busy intersection - near a busy intersection - in a fairly early time in the night," said Commander James Bolter describing the shooting at the scene Wednesday.

Police are looking for surveillance video and talking to witnesses right now as they try to figure out exactly what happened and why. 

The shooting remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or send a test message tip to 50411. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

On Tuesday, a woman was the unintended victim of a shooting outside a Safeway supermarket in southeast D.C. That shooting happened just before 4 p.m. in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue. The woman's condition is unknown. Police have no suspects in that case.