Washington, DC – A wild shootout down the middle of a street in the Trinidad neighborhood of the nation’s capital on Friday evening was caught on video by a security camera on a nearby house (video below).
The gun battle happened at about 6:41 p.m. on June 12 in the 1200-block of Simms Place, NE, according to WTTG.
As the video began, arguing could be heard off-screen, and then several people who were hanging out in front of a house suddenly began rushing inside.
Meanwhile, the video showed a group of armed men approaching from the right side of the screen, some pointing their weapons down the street in the direction of the disruption as the first gunshots rang out from down the road.
A service van parked in the middle of the mayhem made a quick exit from his parking space and left the area.
Then the video showed at least five men with guns running down the sidewalks on both sides of the road while bystanders took cover behind and beside vehicles parked on the street.
More gunfire could be heard and then the gunmen who had just run forward backtracked and took up positions of cover behind cars as the gunfight continued.
The armed men visible in the video began shooting back but appeared to be outgunned by whomever was shooting at them from off-camera as the barrage of bullets continued.
More than fifty shots were heard in rapid succession and then the gun battle stopped when the shooters heard approaching police sirens, the video showed.
The video showed some of the gunmen stashing their weapons inside vehicles before heading down the sidewalk away from the scene.
Two men assisted a third, who appeared to have been wounded in the gunfight, from the sidewalk into a nearby house just as a DC Metropolitan police SUV pulled up, the video showed.
The video ended as a police officer got out of his vehicle and approached the home where the wounded man had been taken.
The police report showed that six people were arrested in the wake of the gun battle, WTTG reported.
Watch the gunfight unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content: