Washington, DC – At least three people were shot in the nation’s capital on Friday afternoon and DC police have issued a shelter-in-place order for an “active threat” in the Cleveland Park and Van Ness neighborhoods in the Northwest quadrant of the city.
The DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said two men and a juvenile female were wounded by gunfire in the 4100-block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, on April 22, CBS News reported.
All three of the victims were transported to nearby hospitals.
Officials told reporters at a media briefing that both of the men were in “critical but stable” condition and the juvenile had sustained less serious wounds.
The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Van Ness went into lockdown, ABC News reported.
JUST IN 🚨 Reports of active shooter near Edmund Burke Middle School, sounds of heavy shooting heard in Washington DC
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) April 22, 2022
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser asked residents in the Cleveland Park and Van Ness area to shelter in place while police searched the neighborhood for the gunman.
Schools in the area were placed on lockdown and city officials have asked parents not to try to retrieve their children at this time.
Witnesses said that officers returned fire but police officials have not yet confirmed any details.
Police officials said that no suspects were in custody but officers were interviewing several individuals who fled the scene when the gunfire erupted.
Officers were conducting a door-to-door search in the community and pulling video from nearby surveillance cameras.
No police were injured during the incident.
#BREAKING Multiple gunshots fired up near Connecticut & Tilden in Van Ness. Heard from one witness he saw gunfire exchanged between the suspects and police. Heard from a parent at the scene the shooting was NOT at the school. pic.twitter.com/MPR2olDCD9
— Jesse Varner (@DCNewsPhotog) April 22, 2022
Agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as well as uniformed U.S. Secret Service, have responded to the scene to assist MPD, FOX News reported.
Anthony Guglielmi, comms chief for US Secret Service, says no protectee impacted by reported shooting underway in DC but uniform division of Secret Service is providing mutual aid to Metropolitan Police Department. It appears multiple victims were shot & they are assisting.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) April 22, 2022
The embassies for China, Pakistan, Israel, Nigeria, and Singapore are located near the shooting scene.
Absolutely massive police response to reported shooting on Connecticut ave dc pic.twitter.com/BeHK6sj9KK
— Ruffini (@EenaRuffini) April 22, 2022
Audio from shooting in Van Ness area of NW DC. I heard three very loud bursts of multiple shots, each a couple minutes apart. This video contains the second two bursts of shots edited together. pic.twitter.com/zMn8f2uboO
— C on the scene (@Conthescene) April 22, 2022
People being rushed to safety in Dc after shooting. 3 people shot in NW DC pic.twitter.com/InS9cCPtPc
— Mark Boyle (@MarkBoyleTV) April 22, 2022
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