(Reuters) – One individual was killed and 5 others wounded on Thursday in a taking pictures on the streets of Washington, D.C., not removed from the White Home, police mentioned.
Police haven’t apprehended a suspect as of late Thursday and have no idea the motive for the taking pictures, mentioned Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Emerman.
He mentioned it isn’t an lively taking pictures scenario.
“Detectives are interviewing witnesses and on the lookout for digicam footage,” Emerman mentioned.
Of the 5 wounded victims of the taking pictures, two have been thought-about essential and different accidents ranged from critical to minor, however all have been anticipated to outlive their accidents, he mentioned.
The entire victims are adults, Emerman mentioned.
The gunfire erupted within the Columbia Heights neighborhood, about two miles (three km) from the White Home on Thursday evening about 10 p.m., and occurred outside in a courtyard of an house constructing, police mentioned.
ABC affiliate WJLA-TV posted photographs on Twitter of ambulances carrying victims from the scene and mentioned there had been a “huge” police response on the intersection of 14th Road and Columbia Highway.
Reporting by Dan Whitcomb and Wealthy McKay; Modifying by Christian Schmollinger and Lincoln Feast