Washington DC shootout: One dead, multiple injured, including two children, police issue lookout notice - Hindustan Times

Washington DC shootout: One dead, multiple injured, including two children, police issue lookout notice

Apr 11, 2024 02:07 PM IST

Shooting in Washington DC leaves one dead, and multiple injured, including minors. Police seek a light blue Toyota sedan.

One lost their life, and several others injured, including two children, in a shooting in Washington DC on Wednesday evening.

Washington police issue alert for suspect vehicle
Washington police issue alert for suspect vehicle

Law enforcement has issued a public alert for the vehicle suspected to be transporting the assailant who fled the scene.

While details are limited, authorities have confirmed the death of a man at the scene and the hospitalized five others, among them a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old, with injuries not deemed life-threatening.

The shooting occurred around 6:10 pm in the city's northeast, with the possibility of two shooters still at large.

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During a press briefing, officials confirmed that the investigation is in its early stages but indicated that the suspects alighted from the vehicle and initiated gunfire.

Lookout notice for a light blue Toyota sedan issued

“Lookout is for a light blue Toyota sedan, UNK tags, no front tags, dark tints, black rims, possibly occupied with two shooters inside. L/S heading Eastbound on Maryland Ave NE,” Washington police shared on X (formerly Twitter).

During the press conference held Thursday, the police chief Pamela Smith spoke about the shooting that happened, expressing her condolences to members of the community affected, and pointed out that the police have intensified their efforts to combat a recent rise in violence. While shootings and other forms of violent criminals might have gone down by 22% from last year with this time, there are, however, three other gun-related incidents that occurred in DC that left many people injured.

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“We are working tirelessly to really help remove some of these illegal guns that are on our streets, we’re working with our ATFs, we’re working with some of our taskforce,” she said.

“What we’re seeing is an increase in guns in the district and we’re doing everything we can to ensure we’re removing those guns off of our streets.”

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