Published: Fri, September 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

1 dead, 5 injured in Washington DC shooting

1 dead, 5 injured in Washington DC shooting

Police said that the homicide unit has been called at the scene, according to Fox 5.

Police received a report of shots fired and found six victims who had been shot, it said.

Police said it was unclear whether the two shootings were connected.

Whether a suspect has been taken into custody is still not clear in the incident, however, a law enforcement source told Reuters it was not considered an "active shooter" situation.

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One man was killed and two of the five wounded were in critical condition, he said.

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

"Detectives are interviewing witnesses and looking for camera footage", Emerman said. One adult male was killed in the incident. "The other five remaining individuals have been transported to the area hospitals with various gunshot wounds, ranging from non-critical to critical", local police commander Stuart Emerman said at a press briefing.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Local WJLA-TV shared images of ambulances taking victims from the scene. Police officials have stated that the shooting took place at 10 PM (East Coast Time).

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