D.C. police are searching for three suspects after five people were shot at 14th Street and Saratoga Avenue in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday night.
Officers arrived at the scene around 9:50 p.m., where two men were pronounced dead. A third man was taken to a hospital by D.C. Fire and EMS, while two others transported themselves to hospitals for treatment.
One of the three surviving victims is in critical condition, while another has non-life-threatening injuries.
No arrests have been made. Police said officers are looking for three male suspects in a gray SUV.
“Our officers were present in this area, as they always are,” said acting D.C. police chief Pamela Smith, adding that an officer was on a nearby block at the time of the shooting.
When asked at a news conference about why D.C. is seeing a spike in violent crime, Smith said “firearms are being introduced” to “senseless arguments” and “historical beefs.”
A map of the area where the shooting took place is below.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or by text at 50411.
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