Father, son killed in D.C. double shooting; holiday violence continues to plague District

Triple shooting in Southwest D.C. (Photo: ABC 7 News)

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) -{} A father and his son have been shot dead near a hospital in the District of Columbia.

Metropolitan Police Officer Araz Alali said Monday that a police officer on routine patrol found 71-year-old Preston Cornelius Johnson of Capitol Heights, Md., lying outside a car just before 10 p.m. Sunday. He was unresponsive and had been shot.

The officer then found Johnson's son, 49-year-old Preston Cornelius Johnson Jr., of Suitland, Md., dead inside the car. He also had been shot.

The father and son had been shot happened in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast Washington, near United Medical Center.

Police have made no arrests and are offering a $25,000 reward for information.

Earlier in the day, there was also a triple shooting in Southwest. Police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf said the Southwest shootings occurred around 5:30 p.m. near Galveston and South Capitol streets in the Southwest quadrant. Police did not immediately provide details about the circumstances of the shootings or the ages of the victims.

The Southwest shooting occurred in the Bellevue neighborhood, near the Maryland border and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

On Monday afternoon, a man was shot and killed on Division Avenue in Northeast, marking the District's 106th homicide of 2014.

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