Washington double murder shocks neighbours

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide that occurred in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place, NW.

On Saturday, July 9, 2011, at approximately 5:52 am, members of the Third District responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place, NW. Upon arrival on the scene, they found three adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined two of the victims had no signs compatible with life. Those two victims were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where they were pronounced dead. The third victim was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted in grave condition.

The decedents have been identified as:

32-year-old Jimmie Lee Simmons III of NW, Washington, DC

31-year-old Domonique Barber of NW, Washington, DC

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