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Two dead after shootings during violent night in the District

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Two men were killed in separate shootings during a violent night in the District, officials said.

One of the men -- 26-year-old Andre Wilson, of Northwest D.C. -- died after a double-shooting in the Sursum Corda area. He was found with gunshot wounds at about 3:50 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of First Place NW and was pronounced dead at a hospital. A second victim was found nearby with a gunshot wound to the foot and was treated at a hospital and released, D.C. police spokeswoman Saray Leon said.

No suspect information was available in that shooting.

A few hours earlier, at about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, another man was fatally shot in the 1600 block of 21st Place SE, near the D.C.-Maryland border. That man -- 33-year-old Rodney Ellis Gardner, of Northeast D.C. -- was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at a hospital, Leon said.

In this case, police are looking for a black male with cornrows who is about 20 years old and was armed with a gun.

In addition to the shootings, there was a stabbing at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of N Street NW, not far from where the double-shooting took place. A man said that he got into a verbal altercation with someone who then pulled a knife and stabbed him in the stomach, Leon said.

The victim was taken to a hospital. The assailant was described as a black male with dreadlocks who was armed with a knife.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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