Three people were shot dead in an active shooter situation in Washington DC, police said in a news conference on April 22, 2022.
Video surfaced showing what appeared to be firing from the shooter’s perspective, with a red target in the center of the screen, as gunfire erupted from a window near a school. Here’s the video, although police said they’re still working to authenticate it. It can also be found here. Two of the victims, adults, are in critical but stable condition, police said at the press conference. One youth is in stable condition with a minor gunshot wound. Police believe some vehicles were damaged. They don’t know if there are any connections between these three victims.
The suspect or suspects are still at large and the police still have no motive.
Alert Page, Inc. reported it on twitter as “WASHINGTON DC | *ACTIVE SHOOTER* | 4101 CONNECTICUT AVE NW | PD REPORTS SOMEONE SHOOTING FROM BUILDING ACROSS EDMUND BURKE SCHOOL | FIRE & EMS ARE NOW REQUESTED #BREAKING.”
Witnesses described a barrage of gunfire. A witness described five shots and then they stopped, and then five more, and then five more.
Here’s what you need to know:
Police aren’t sure what the motive is or who the suspect is
At 3:20 p.m. on April 22, 2022, Washington DC police responded to the scene, they said in the press conference. Police said they were conducting a search for one or more suspects. They urged the population to stay away from the area.
It’s a very “early point in our investigation,” authorities said at the news conference.
They said they are still trying to figure out a motive and what exactly happened.
When asked by a reporter if police had found a tripod linked to the shooter, police did not confirm or deny the account. They said several people from the area were running, so they conducted witness interviews with them.
Police said those people would be released if it was determined they were not linked to the shooting.
No officers were injured in the incident.
There is information on social media about the shooting, but police said they have not yet been able to verify if it is related to the incident. Police said some buildings in the area are large and will take time to pass. The Secret Service, the FBI and other agencies assisted in the investigation.
The police conducted “active sweeps”.
The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department wrote further Twitter: “MPD is responding to the 4100 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW for reporting at least 2 shooting victims. There is a large police presence in the area. updates will follow.”
They later updated: “4:18 PM Update: The location of this incident is 2900 block of Van Ness Street, NW. Police are in the area conducting active searches. Residents in the Cleveland Park and Van Ness area should shelter in place.”
“The Van Ness campus is under lockdown. Active shooting incident near college dormitories on Van Ness Street/Connecticut Avenue NW. The suspect remains at large. The police are on site. Take shelter and stay put until further notice,” University DC tweeted.
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