Shooting in Washington DC: One killed, five injured after gunman opens fire near White House, say police

One person was killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, not far from the White House, police said.

Reuters September 20, 2019 10:48:16 IST
Shooting in Washington DC: One killed, five injured after gunman opens fire near White House, say police
  • One person was killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, not far from the White House, police said.

  • Police have not apprehended a suspect as of late Thursday and do not know the motive for the shooting, said Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Emerman

  • He said it is not an active shooting situation

Washington: One person was killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, not far from the White House, police said.

Police have not apprehended a suspect as of late Thursday and do not know the motive for the shooting, said Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Emerman.

He said it is not an active shooting situation.

“Detectives are interviewing witnesses and looking for camera footage,” Emerman said.

Of the five wounded victims of the shooting, two were considered critical and other injuries ranged from serious to minor, but all were expected to survive their injuries, he said.

All of the victims are adults, Emerman said.

The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighbourhood, about two miles (three km) from the White House on Thursday night about 10 pm, and happened outdoors in a courtyard of an apartment building, police said.

ABC affiliate WJLA-TV posted images on Twitter of ambulances carrying victims from the scene and said there had been a “massive” police response at the intersection of 14th Street and Columbia Road.

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