D.C. police investigating double homicide near Howard University campus
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police are investigating a double homicide after two bodies were discovered in a rowhouse in Northwest late Monday night.
When a relative went to the basement apartment on Girard Street and made the horrifying discovery around 11 p.m., D.C. Police raced to the scene.
ABC7 has learned from sources that a man and woman inside the basement were found face down, both shot in the head and executed, leaving a neighborhood in shock.
The male victim has since been identified as 36-year-old Oluremi Thomas of Northwest, D.C. The female victim has been identified as 24-year-old Keyonna Proctor of Southeast, D.C.
"The door was knocked down -- I wasn't sure if it was the police but I saw one of the bodies. I really just went home and grieved," described one man who arrived at the murder scene Tuesday morning. He told us he was grieving for his niece, but wouldn’t speak on camera.
Despite the fact both victims were shot, the Howard University students who live next door said they didn't hear anything at all.
"It's even scarier that we didn't hear nothing," said finance student Marc Johnson. "That is kind of shaking me up a little bit." The shocking crime happened just across the street from campus.
Sources say the victims were not students, and the home was reportedly just one block away from the scene of Omar Sykes' murder.
Sources tell ABC7 that the front door was unlocked, and that there didn’t appear to be any other signs of forced entry into the apartment. Marijuana and cash were also found, but they said they didn’t know if that had anything to d owith the killings.
"We are looking for any information anybody can provide," said MPD Chief Cathy Lanier.
Information that might provide a break in a chilling case of two lives lost.