A Howard University student was fatally shot and another student was beaten in an overnight attempted robbery in Northwest D.C., officials say.

According to DC Police, the two victims were approached by two male suspects in the 700 block of Fairmont Avenue around 11:40 p.m. Thursday. Once police arrived at the scene, they found the 22-year-old Omar Sykes with a gun shot wound to the chest.  He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The second victim was also transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

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