A shooting early Saturday morning has become a homicide investigation, Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch announced this afternoon that they are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, June 15 on Pennsylvania Avenue.
At approximately 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning, members of the First District went to the The Jenkins Row Apartments (1391 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) after getting reports of sounds of gunshots. Entering a residence inside an apartment complex, they found a man who was unconscious and not breathing. He had been shot multiple times.
DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) responded, taking the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
Police also found a woman inside a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The decedent has been identified as 37-year-old Richfield Chang, of Southeast DC.
UPDATE: No lookout was issued, but First District Commander Morgan Kane told the Hill Rag that officers know who they are looking for. The victims and suspect(s) were known to one another, she said. Police welcome all information as part of the investigation.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.