2 killed, 5 wounded in shooting in Washington, D.C.

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Two people were killed and five others wounded in a shooting early Sunday morning in Washington, D.C., police said.

Bullets started flying in the city’s Shaw neighborhood at around 3 a.m., according to authorities. Cops arrived on the scene to find two people dead and five wounded victims who were transported to local hospitals.

The victims have only been identified as five men and two women, local NBC affiliate WRC reported. The two people killed were both men, and all seven victims were adults.

Investigators said they were looking for a single shooter, described as a man with an average build wearing a blue shirt and light-colored pants, according to local CBS affiliate WUSA.

Police did not describe any events leading up to the shooting, only saying that it occurred near the intersection of Seventh Street NW and P Street NW.

“We’re asking anyone who may have any information related to this incident or may have witnessed it to contact the Metropolitan Police Department,” Executive Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll said in an early morning press briefing.

There have now been 78 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2024, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which counts any shooting in which four or more victims are wounded as a mass shooting. The deadliest incident of the year occurred in January in the Chicago suburb of Joliet, where eight people were shot by a single gunman across three scenes.

With News Wire Services

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