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One Killed, Three Wounded outside D.C. Funeral Home

One or more appeared to be the gunman's target

One man was killed and three other people were wounded Tuesday afternoon in a shooting outside a Northeast Washington funeral home where mourners had just finished a service for a man who was shot last month, according to D.C. police.

D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said people were milling about after the service at Stewart Funeral Home on Benning Road NE, and it appeared a gunman or gunmen targeted one or more people on the sidewalk. But he said detectives were still not sure why, and police are trying to identify a suspect.

"It's unfortunate that someone would be so brazen to do such an act, let alone at a funeral," Contee told reporters at the scene. "How low can you be of a human being to target other people at a funeral?"

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