Man dead inside overturned car in Northeast DC, police say

Investigators say the car has multiple bullet holes. They are still working to determine exactly how the man died.

WASHINGTON — A man was found dead inside a bullet-riddled car that was found overturned on Kenilworth Avenue Northeast at Interstate 295 early Friday morning.

Metropolitan Police Department Officers responded to a call of an accident just after midnight Friday. When officers arrived, they found an overturned car. The car had several bullet holes and a man was found dead inside.

A witness told police that someone was shooting at the car, according to an MPD Watch commander. Investigators have not yet clarified whether the man died from gunshot wounds or from the accident and the overturning of the vehicle.

The southbound lanes of I-295 were closed on Burroughs Avenue for the police investigation early Friday. All roads in the region reopened from 5:30 a.m.

Police have yet to release any additional information about one or more potential suspects in this case and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have information about what happened should contact investigators by calling 202-727-9099 or texting the department’s hotline at 50411.

This is a developing story. We are working to gather additional details. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest updates as they hit our newsroom.

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