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Boy, 14, Shot and Killed in Southeast D.C.

January 15, 2018

A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. Sunday while walking home from the store, his mother confirmed to ABC7. He was caught in crossfire, WJLA says.

Steven Slaughter, of Southeast, D.C. was shot while walking on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue Sunday evening.

Officers were called to the area around 7 p.m. for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Slaughter suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows that Slaughter likely wasn't the intended target, but the investigation continues, according to authorities.

Police have yet to provide additional information on a motive or suspect.

Slaughter was a 9th grader at Friendship Collegiate High School. He enjoyed playing football and played on the school team, his family told NBC Washington.

"This is a young kid. Never been in trouble before," said D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham.

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