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Man shot in Southeast D.C.
A man was shot multiple times in Southeast D.C. on Saturday night.

Police found the victim about 11:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of Langston Place SE with multiple gunshot wounds. Officials do not have a suspect, but the case has been referred to the Metropolitan Police Department's violent crimes unit, said police spokesman Officer Anthony Clay.

The man was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in critical condition.

The holiday shooting comes as D.C. is prepared to end the year with its fewest murders since 1963, which police credit to an effort to curb guns and gangs.

Fire damages 110-year-old home in Prince George's
Prince George's County firefighters took only 10 minutes to knock out a fire in a two-story house Sunday afternoon, but the flames caused $50,000 in damage to the 110-year-old Lanham home.

Firefighters showed up to the 6100 block of Princess Garden Parkway about 12:30 Sunday to see fire blazing on the first floor. They quickly put the fire out, and no one was injured.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire, fire department spokesman Mark Brady said in a statement.

Man dies in Allegany crash
A man died in a car crash in snowy Western Maryland on Saturday, officials said.

West Virginia resident Frederick Washington Jr., 46, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala when he lost control, crossed over the center line of Fort Hill Ridge Road and into the opposite lane, colliding with a Chevrolet Trailblazer, the Associated Press reported.

Washington was declared dead at the scene in Allegany County. The other driver went to the hospital with minor injuries.

Maryland State Police said the snow emergency plan was in effect at the time of the crash. Liz Essley

- Liz Essley

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