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One dead in Northeast D.C. shooting

A double shooting in Northeast D.C. early Saturday morning left one man dead and another in critical condition, according to authorities.

The deceased, District resident Raymond Harris, 44, was found shot and lying in the road on the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road NE at about 1:44 a.m., police said. Another man was found shot inside a nearby vehicle and was transported to a local hospital. Both men were shot in the head.

Two men in ski masks fled the scene in a white Chevy Impala with unknown tags, according to police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew.

Canine missing from Loudoun County sheriff's office

A canine working for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is missing after the dog escaped during a trip to the groomers.

Authorities have been searching for the dog, a roughly 85 pound German Shepherd named Bronco, since he escaped Friday afternoon. The dog was last seen near the intersection of King Street and Catoctin Circle, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information about Bronco's whereabouts is asked to call sheriffs at 703-777-1021.

Roof collapses in overnight fire at P.G. strip mall

Prince George's County firefighters spent part of Saturday morning battling a fire at a Hillcrest Heights shopping mall made worse by strong winds.

Fire crews found heavy smoke pouring from the roof of a clothing store in the strip mall, located on the 3200 block of Branch Avenue, when they arrived about 3:30 a.m., according to spokesman Mark Brady. The high winds whipped the fire around, spreading it to two adjacent stores, Brady said.

At the height of the fire, firefighters were forced to evacuate as the roof buckled and collapsed. Crews were eventually able to knock quell fire and prevent it from spreading any further. No firefighters were injured.

The blaze caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the three stores it touched, Brady said.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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