One Dead, Five Hurt in Washington DC Shooting: Police

September 19, 2019 Updated: September 20, 2019

One person was killed and five others wounded late Thursday, Sept. 19 in a shooting on the streets of Washington, D.C., not far from the White House, police said.

Local TV station FOX-5 reported, citing police that six people were shot in the incident, shortly after 10 p.m. eastern time.

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

The source said the five wounded victims of the shooting were expected to survive their injuries.

The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, about two miles (three km) from the White House late Sept. 19.

Resident and eyewitness Chris G Collison posted videos on social media showing emergency vehicles at the scene and a person being carried on a stretcher.

ABC affiliate WJLA-TV posted images on Twitter of ambulances carrying victims from the scene and said there had been a “massive” police response at the intersection of 14th Street and Columbia Road.