Police said that one person was killed and five others injured on Thursday (Sept 19) in a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, not much distant from the White House. It was not instantly clear if a suspect had been taken into custody in the incident, but a law enforcement source told reporters that it was not deemed to be an active shooter situation.
Police are yet arrested a suspect as of late Thursday and the motive for the shooting remains unknown, said Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Emerman. He further added that it is not an active shooting situation.
Emerman was quoted as saying, “Detectives are interviewing witnesses and looking for camera footage.”
Of the five wounded victims, two were deemed to be critical and other injuries ranged from serious to minor, but all were anticipated to survive their injuries and all of the victims are adults, according to reports.
The gunfire occurred in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, approximately 2 miles (3 km) from the White House on Thursday night at about 10 p.m. It happened outdoors in the courtyard of an apartment building.
In a drive-by shooting, one man was killed and five people wounded, two of them critically. The exploited people had been remaining in a condo building patio in the Columbia Heights neighborhood when they were shot.
ABC partner WJLA-TV had posted pictures on Twitter of ambulances moving unfortunate casualties from the scene and educated netizens that there had been an enormous police reaction at the crossing point of fourteenth Street and Columbia Road.
The source told that the five injured victims were anticipated to survive their wounds.
The gunfire happened about 3km from the White House, in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. Two suspects were seen in a Nissan sedan and used an AK style rifle, the police said in an issued statement.