Former Ohio senator intern killed in D.C. shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCMH) — A former intern for Ohio Senator Rob Portman was killed Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch identified 23-year-old Matthew Shlonsky, a Lyndhurst, Ohio native, as the victim of a deadly shooting that took place at about 4:50 p.m. on August 15 in the 1800 block of Seventh Street in Washington, D.C.

On Sunday afternoon, Portman tweeted that Shlonsky and his family were in his thoughts.

Detectives are seeking a burgundy Chrysler 300, with a Maryland registration in connection to the shooting. The vehicle is equipped with a sunroof.  The vehicle was observed fleeing the area of the offense.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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