Double shooting in Georgetown leaves one dead, one injured

Water Street NW terminates under the Whitehurst Freeway beyond the Key Bridge. (Brady Holt/The Current/June 2017)

A double shooting on the Georgetown waterfront left one man dead and another seriously injured early Saturday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Police responded to the reported shooting at 2:51 a.m. July 8 in the 3500 block of Water Street NW, the area near the road’s terminus at the Capital Crescent Trail beyond the Key Bridge. According to a news release, officers found 19-year-old Kennedy Javier Amaya-Olivares, of Severn, Md. — a southern suburb of Baltimore — dead at the scene. A second man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries; initial reports inaccurately stated that he had also died. Police have not identified the second victim.

Police are offering rewards of up to $25,000 for information leading to convictions in homicide cases. In the Georgetown incident, police are reportedly looking for a gray Nissan with Maryland license tag 7BB-8558 but have released no further information about suspects.