Contee said he did not know the reason for the shooting and that police did not know if the men knew each other. He said there was a large group of people nearby when the shots were fired.
“We have people in our communities who have lost their sense of humanity,” Contee said.
The shooting site is in the Kingman Park neighborhood near the northeast edge of Capitol Hill. A neighbor, one of several gathered on the scene as ambulances lined the street, said she heard at least 15 gunshots.
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Laura Gentile spent the evening with residents living in the vicinity of the shooting.
“This is horrific,” Gentile said. “This is the worst we’ve ever seen. People feel very unsafe.”
Contee asked if anyone with information could call 202-727-9099.
The night of violence also included three other shootings, none of which were fatal. A woman was shot on Gainesville Street SE; a man was shot at Newton Place NW; and another man was shot on Oglethorpe Street NE, all within hours, officials said.