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BREAKING: 3 People Shot On DC Street, ‘Active Threat’ Remains In The Area

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.

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.

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.

The embassies for China, Pakistan, Israel, Nigeria, and Singapore are located near the shooting scene.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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