Washington: Gunfire erupted on the streets of this city Thursday night, not far from the White House, and at least several people suffered gunshot wounds, local media reported.
Local TV station ‘FOX-5’ reported, citing police, that six people were shot in the incident, shortly after 10.00 pm. eastern time. There was no official statement from the authorities regarding the incident as to why the shooting took place. Also no one was ready to talk about the victims. The administrative officials could not say whether it was a single shooter or multiple people were involved. ,
ABC affiliate WJLA-TV posted images on Twitter of ambulances carrying victims from the scene and said that there had been a ‘massive’ police response at the intersection of 14th Street and Columbia road, about three kilometres from the White House.
Security has been beefed up after the shooting. There was also no confirmation as to whether any arrests have been made. However, people could be seen running for cover as the shooting continued for more than 15 minutes.
Details to follow