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Howard Student Murdered Near Campus

D.C. police say a Howard University student was fatally shot and a second student was beaten in a robbery attempt.

The two students were walking on Fairmont Street near the campus in northwest Washington late Thursday night when they were approached by two men. Police say one of the men pulled out a gun and shot one of the students. 

The victim is identified as Omar Sykes, 22, of Northwest D.C. He was a junior marketing major.

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