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One dead, five hurt in Washington, D.C. shooting: police

One dead, five hurt in Washington, D.C. shooting: police

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New Delhi: Eight people were shot at, and one died, in two separate incidents in Washington DC on late Thursday.

In one incident, a man died and five other adults were wounded in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW in Columbia Heights, said officials.

Five of the victims were men and one was a woman, police said.

Police are not yet sure what led to the shooting and are trying to gather surveillance video from the area.

It was not immediately clear if a suspect had been taken into custody in the incident, but as per law enforcement it was not considered an “active shooter” situation.

The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, about two (three km) from the White House.

D.C. Council Member Brianne K. Nadeau issued a statement on Twitter after the Columbia Heights shooting. “It is beyond time to stop the epidemic of gun violence in this country, and I will not stand by while the residents of Columbia Heights are again visited by the horrible spectre of violence”

Details of the other shooting incident were not available immediately.

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