UPDATE, Nov. 21, 10:15 p.m. — The Metropolitan Police Department released surveillance images showing someone that investigators described as a person of interest in the case.
The hotel in which they found Wilson was the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1225 First St. NE.
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The Metropolitan Police Department said it was investigating the circumstances of a deadly shooting that took place inside a hotel room Saturday night.
Emergency dispatchers received a call about the sound of gunfire in the hotel in the 1200 block of First St. NE shortly after 11 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the door of a room ajar. Akira Wilson, 18, was inside the room, shot.
Wilson was a senior at Jackson-Reed High School in Northwest.
Anyone with information that could help the investigation can contact the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099. People also can text information to 50411.