By CBS Baltimore Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — A 15-month-old boy was shot and killed in southeast DC Wednesday night.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the homicide that happened in the 5700 block of Southern Avenue.

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DC police responded to the location around 9:35 p.m. for a reported shooting.

When they arrived they took Carmelo Duncan, who was unconscious and unresponsive, to an area hospital for treatment.

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But the infant couldn’t be saved. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds while he was sitting inside a vehicle at the address.

After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Detectives’ investigation revealed that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds, while inside a vehicle, at the listed location.

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The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. In partnership with MPD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division has offered an additional $25,000 and the FBI Washington Field Office has offered an additional $10,000 bringing the total reward amount to $60,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in this case. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

CBS Baltimore Staff