WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Metropolitan Police detectives are investigating the shooting death of a woman early Friday morning in Northwest DC as a homicide.
MPD officials say they received a report of a person down in the vicinity of 5th and Nicholson Streets around 3:24 a.m. Officers responding to the call discovered a woman lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gun shot wound to the head. Police report the woman was unresponsive and not breathing.
WUSA*9 photojournalist Kevin King reports that medical examiners arrived around 6:00 a.m.
Police later told us that 18-year-old Siohban Nicole Lee of Takoma Park, Md. was pronounced dead at the scene, and then she was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.
Police do not have a suspect at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or send a text message to 50411.