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Ballou High School Student Shot, Killed in D.C.

May 17, 2018

By: Eyasu Delesa

A 15-year-old Ballou High School student was shot and killed near the school Wednesday. Police are searching for three suspects in connection to the shooting, NBC Washington reports.

Jaylyn Wheeler was shot near 600 Alabama Avenue SE, police say.

A fight occurred at the school earlier in the day and police are investigating if the earlier altercation had anything to do with the shooting. A possible school rivalry with Somerset Prep DC on Wheeler Road SE is also under investigation as a possible motive, NBC4 reports.

Authorities sent out a tweet alerting the public to be on the lookout for two black men near Alabama Ave, one between in a tan shirt, and the other in a white polo. No description was given for a third suspect.

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