Shooting in Washington, D.C. leaves one dead, at least 9 in hospital


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An overnight shooting in Washington, DC, killed one person and hospitalized at least nine others, officials said.

Local radio station WTOP reported that gunshots were reported to authorities after midnight in a residential neighborhood near Fort Circle Park in the southeast of the capital.

One resident, Nelson Bostitch, told news outlets that a party was being held in the neighborhood.

“People are lying on the ground,” Bostic said. “People fumble under cars and things like that.”

Bostick said he hid under his bed amid the shooting, which took place at 3,300 blocks from Dubois Place SE.

Authorities have not identified any of the victims. The condition of the nine people who were transferred to local hospitals has not been released.

No arrests were made, and neither suspect nor motive was identified by officials.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

“There were a lot of people on the streets when I got home around 10 PM; another neighbor, whose identity has not been revealed, told WTOP, it’s usually a very quiet street.

Authorities with DC Fire and EMS said two additional people have been hospitalized from areas close to the accident, according to CNN, but officials are currently treating the circumstances as separate from the shooting.


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