Police are investigating after six people were shot in Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C., late on Thursday night, Sept. 19. One person died in the shooting, WUSA 9 reported.
Police responded to the 1300 block of Columbia Road, Northwest at about 10 p.m. for reports of gunshots. Six individuals sustained gunshot wounds.
Five adult males and one adult female were shot. One of the males was pronounced dead at the scene, two of the victims were listed in critical condition, but they were expected to survive. The five victims were transported to the hospital, Stuart Emerman, commander of the police department’s third district, told reporters.
Officials were looking for two men who were inside a light-colored car with an “AK-style” rifle, which is a style commonly referred to as a Russian-made semi-automatic weapon.
Police said they will interview witnesses and check security-camera footage from the location about 2 miles from the White House.
“Our detectives are continuing to interview individuals up here at the scene, as well as review camera footage we can find from the neighborhood,” Emerman said.
A motive is under investigation.