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Former intern for Senator Rob Portman killed in D.C.

A former intern for Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was killed in a drive-by shooting in Washington on Saturday.

Matthew Castrol Sholonsky, 23, was an intern for Portman for five months in 2013.

"This is a terrible tragedy,” Portman told FoxNews.com in a statement Sunday. “Matt was a talented young man with a bright future who was taken from us too soon. He was an outstanding intern for me in Washington. (My wife) Jane and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and the Cleveland community during this difficult time."

Joseph Weber of FoxNews reported the incident this morning. You can read Weber's full story here.

WUSA Channel 9 in Washington had a full report on the shooting. Watch video of that report here.

The shooting occurred at about 5 p.m. near the Shaw-Howard University Metro station, in the city’s Northwest quadrant, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Shlonsky was likely not the intended target, according to news reports. He was a graduate of American University, in Washington, D.C.


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