One killed and wounded by gunfire near the White House[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date:: 9/20/2019 10:34 • 173 times read[/rtl]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One person was killed and five wounded on Thursday night in a shootout in the streets of Washington, not far from the White House, police said.
Washington police chief Stuart Emerman said police had not arrested any of the suspects in the shooting, adding that they had not yet determined the motive behind the shooting.
He said that the shooting stopped, stressing that investigators are interviewing witnesses and looking for footage of surveillance cameras in the place in an attempt to find out what happened.
Emerman said the injuries of two of the five wounded in the shooting, serious, while stressing that the injury of the rest ranged from moderate to slight, and explained that all the victims were adults.
Police said the shooting began in the Columbia Heights region, about 3 km from the White House, at around 10 pm, and occurred outdoors in the courtyard of an apartment building.
A local US television channel showed photos on its Twitter account showing ambulances carrying victims from the scene, and reported a "large-scale" response from US police.
Ambulances took a number of injured people from the crash site on 14th Street and Colombia to the hospital in the suburbs of Columbia Heights, the television channel reported.
Police deployed at the scene intensively and closed roads leading to the scene, while there was no comment from the authorities on the exact nature of what happened.