police at murder scene

*(Via NBC News) – Two brothers were shot and killed Friday night outside a northeast D.C. church filled with worshipers who were attending a children’s service, police said.

Police have identified the victims as Khalid Jamal Bryant, 24, and Jason Emmanuel Bryant, 26. The victims were brothers and lived in Northeast DC.

The slayings are the 22nd and 23rd in the District this year — a rate far greater than that in the first two months of last year.

Gunshots were reported at about 7:45 p.m. in the 4900 block of Lee Street, a residential area of single-family homes. The first officers to respond found two victims on the ground.

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