One person was killed and five others wounded Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, not far from the White House, police said.
Police had not apprehended a suspect as of late Thursday and did not know the motive for the shooting, said Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Emerman.
He said it was not an active shooting situation.
“Detectives are interviewing witnesses and looking for camera footage,” Emerman said.
Of the five wounded victims of the shooting, two were considered critical and other injuries ranged from serious to minor, but all were expected to survive, he said.
All of the victims are adults, Emerman said.
The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the White House, about 10 p.m. Thursday, and happened outdoors in a courtyard of an apartment building, police said.
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.