One dead, 5 hurt after shooting, stabbing outside Dupont Circle club

WASHINGTON – One person is dead and five injured after a shooting and stabbing outside a Dupont Circle club early Sunday morning.

Police say the incident began inside the Heritage India restaurant and club and then spilled onto the street around 2:30 a.m.

“The security inside the club attempted to close the club down and push everyone outside into the street,” says Lt. Robert Alder.

Three men were stabbed and three men were shot outside the restaurant in the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue in northwest D.C.

Police say a shooting victim, 34-year-old Jhonte Coleman, of Suitland, Md., died of his injuries after being transported to the hospital.

The conditions of the other victims is not known at this time.

Police say some of the victims know each other, and say they all live in Maryland.

Heritage restaurant often becomes an after-hours night club on weekends.

Tweets by @DJBimshire were promoting a dance party at The Heritage from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday.

Police closed down Connecticut Avenue from Dupont Circle to N Street for several hours as they conducted their investigation and cleaned up of the crime scene.

Early Sunday, police towed a gray SUV that was parked across the street from the club that appeared to have a bullet hole in a rear tire.

Police have not made any arrests. They are questioning several people.

WTOP’s Hank Silverberg contributed to this report. Follow Hank and WTOP on Twitter.

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