One person has been killed while five others have been left with various degrees of injured after a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, not far from the White House.
Eye9ja reports that the Police revealed that the incident occurred on Thursday, and as at the time of this report, the motive of the shooting is still yet to be ascertained.
A Metropolitan Police Commander, Stuart Emerman, while speaking on the shooting said it was not an active shooting situation.
“Detectives are interviewing witnesses and looking for camera footage,” Emerman said.
Two of the injured victims were considered critical and other injuries ranged from serious to minor, but all were expected to survive, he said.
All of the victims are adults, Emerman said in his brief statement.
The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighbourhood, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the White House, about 10 p.m. Thursday, 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.