Teen shot and killed at metro station

WASHINGTON D.C. – The fatal shooting of a teenage boy at a Northeast D.C. metro station has caused widespread alarm as authorities continue their search for the shooter. The incident occurred at the Brookland Metro station Thursday afternoon, with the victim identified as 14-year-old Avion Evans from Northeast D.C.

Reportedly, a fight among teenagers at the station escalated, leading to Evans being shot. Initially, it was believed that the shooter had no link to the altercation, but police later confirmed the shooter was directly involved. The number of gunshots fired remains undetermined at this point.

On-site security officers were quick in relocating bystanders to safety and alerting metro transit police after Evans was shot.

Responding to the emergency call around 4 p.m., DC Fire & EMS, Metro transit officers, and D.C. police arrived at the scene where medics rushed Evans to a hospital.

Unfortunately, the teenager succumbed to his injuries.
The authorities have released images of the suspected shooter, urging anyone who recognizes the individual to call 911.

D.C. Police Chief Pamela Smith expressed her condolences while highlighting the urgency of bringing the culprit to justice. She announced an increased police presence in the area. Authorities are yet to ascertain a motive behind the fatal incident, which is currently under D.C. police investigation.

Following the shooting, a lockdown was initiated at the nearby Catholic University main campus, later lifted after determining no active threat. Classes and athletic practices for the evening were canceled.

Red Line trains bypassed the evacuated Brookland Metro station for several hours, with services resuming around 9:30 p.m. Police are urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.