1 dead, 7 injured in Northwest DC shooting

D.C. police 5th District Cmdr. William Fitzgerald confers with Capt. Judith Mack at 1st and Q streets Northwest, where eight people were shot Saturday morning. Algernon Harvey Jones, 32, died at the scene. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)

WASHINGTON — One person has died and seven others were injured after a shooting early Saturday in a Northwest D.C. neighborhood just south of Bloomingdale.

Police said the shooting happened around 1 a.m. in the 100 block of Q Street Northwest. Officers responded to reports of gunshots and found an unconscious victim lying on the ground.

Police said the victim, Algernon Harvey Jones, 32, of Southeast, died at the scene.

The seven others — six men and one woman — suffered injuries that were not life threatening, officials said. They were taken to area hospitals.

Three vehicles parked nearby were damaged in the shooting.

“It all goes back to who did the shooting and to wound that many people is just heartless, callous,” D.C. police 5th District Cmdr. William Fitzgerald said.

Police are looking for two men in connection to the shooting. “The suspects were on foot at the time of the shooting, however they did run to a vehicle and fled the scene in a vehicle,” Fitzgerald said.

The suspects were were last seen leaving the scene in a black vehicle with tinted windows. A detailed description of the men was unavailable.

Fitzgerald said police are seeking the public’s help to solve this crime. He urged members of the community to come forward.

“Don’t let people that do these things take over the city,” he said. “There are great many more good people in the city than bad people and the good people need to come forward and give us help on these type of investigations and let’s get rid of these bad people and clean our city up. “

Anyone with information should contact D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to Crime Solvers at 50411.

Below is a map of area of the shooting.

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