11 hurt in D.C. shooting: Authorities in Washington D.C. said that 11 people were shot as gunmen in vehicles opened fire in the early morning hours on Monday.
At least 11 people were shot and wounded on a Washington D.C. street corner early in the morning on Monday, it was reported.
The shooting occurred on New York Avenue and North Capitol Street in front of the Tyler House, a crime-ridden apartment complex, reported The Washington Post.
Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham told MyFoxDC.com that shots were fired from two vehicles driving in front of the complex at around 2 a.m. The gunmen fired shots into a crowd of people. However, the suspects are still at large.
The crowd of people congregated in front of the apartment complex after clubs were closing down, according to NBC Washington.
“We have mostly gunshot wounds to the legs, extremities, hands, some graze wounds…” Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told NBC. “[The victims] have been transported to a hospital for some sort of treatment.”
After the shooting, the 11 people were sent to the hospital. One person was shot in the lower back, according to WTOP.
Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham said that one of the victims is in serious condition, but all of the injuries “appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.”
It is unclear if anyone in the crowd fired back at the vehicle.
“They shooting like directly at us,” said Jonique Douglas, 21, who just came out of the Fur Nightclub near the Tyler House when the shooting took place, according to the Post.
Douglas said that she and several others kicked and punched at the Tyler House’s door to try and get inside.
“It coulda been a bloody mess,” she added.
Lanier told WTOP that police are still acquiring evidence and do not know how many shots were fired.