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1 dead, 5 Hurt in shooting Washington DC streets: Police

Last updated on September 21, 2019

Authorities haven’t apprehended a defendant as of late Thursday and don’t understand the reason for the shooting, said Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Emerman.

He explained it’s not an energetic shooting scenario.

“Detectives are interviewing witnesses and searching for camera footage,” Emerman explained.

There were five male sufferers and one female sufferer. Of the five, two have been considered crucial, and other injuries ranged from severe to minor but were expected to survive their injuries, Emerman explained.

ABC affiliate WJLA-TV published pictures on Twitter of all ambulances carrying victims in the scene also stated there was a”gigantic” police answer in the intersection of 14th Street and Columbia Road.

Situated on the Potomac River, Washington DC is the capital of the USA and the chair of the federal authorities.

Washington, DC was grappling with gun violence. At August 23, there were 112 murders 14 percent in precisely the same date this past year, and also four weeks left in 2019. July witnessed among the worst spates of all shootings with 19 people found shot five times.

Gun legislation in DC

Licenses are awarded to residents and non-residents. A permit to take is needed for owning a loaded handgun in a car. Open carrying of a firearm isn’t permitted at District of Columbia. After buying a gun, the purchaser should wait ten days before using the weapon. It’s illegal to get magazines of over 10 round capacity.