WASHINGTON(TIP): Gunfire erupted on the streets of Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 19 night, not far from the White House.
One person was killed, and five others wounded, police said.
It was not immediately clear if a suspect had been taken into custody in the incident, but a law enforcement source told Reuters it was not considered an “active shooter” situation.
The source said the five wounded victims of the shooting were expected to survive their injuries.
The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, about two miles from the White House.
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.
Local TV station FOX-5 reported, citing police, that six people were shot in the incident, shortly after 10 pm eastern time.