Police in Washington DC are investigating a quadruple shooting that left two men dead and another in a critical condition. Police said they
Police in Washington DC are investigating a quadruple shooting that left two men dead and another in a critical condition.
Police said they were dispatched at 9:50 p.m. to the intersection of 14th Street and Saratoga Avenue, NE, the reports of a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers said they located three men reportedly suffering from gunshot wounds, with one later being taken to hospital after the other two died at the scene.
Investigators say two men walked into an area hospital looking for help following the shooting.
Police have also said that the shooting is believed to have been ‘crew on crew’ which had happened due to ‘historical beefs’.
Police said they were dispatched at 9:50 p.m. to the intersection of 14th Street and Saratoga Avenue
Pictures and video taken at the scene shows a number of police vehicles at the scene following the shooting
Officers had also been present in the area just a black away from the scene when the incident unfolded.
Locals are asked to keep an eye out for a grey SUV with three men inside as they continue to look for the shooter.
One local journalist said they heard close to 100 gun shots being fired in three separate incidents, all within ten minutes.
Pictures and video taken at the scene shows a number of police vehicles at the scene.
In a post to social media, the DC Police Department said: ‘Shooting Investigation at 14th & Saratoga Ave NE. Lookout for (3) B/M’s in a grey vehicle.’
Speaking at the scene, Acting Chief of Police Pamela A. Smith said: ‘At approximately 9:50pm tonight, fifth district officers responded to sounds of gunshots near the intersection of 14th Street and Saratoga Avenue.
‘When they arrived, officers located three people suffering from gunshot wounds. Two men were pronounced dead at the scene, a third was transported to an area hospital, with non life threatening injuries.
‘A short time later two additional males arrived at an area hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.
‘The preliminary investigation has revealed that the two victims were shot on this scene, and self transported to hospital.
‘One victim is listed in critical condition, and the other has non life threatening injuries.’
Upon arrival, officers said they located three men reportedly suffering from gunshot wounds
Answering questions from reporters, Chief Smith continued: ‘We are having these crew on crew senseless arguments with firearms being introduced when folks have disputes as opposed to being able to resolve them.
‘Our officers were present in this area, as they always are. The officer just so happened to be on another block when this incident occurred.’
Smith added: ‘We do have officers in areas were we find high crime in those particular areas, and we will continue to do that.
‘I think that these are crew on crew, these are historical beefs that have continued to happen. I think guns are being entered into these disagreements.
‘What we have to do is focus on how we can get some of these guns off the street.
One woman FOX 5 spoke to in the neighborhood said it sounded like a ‘war zone’ when the shots were fired.
So far, police have not disclosed any information regarding suspects or a motive.