Washington, DC – Police received an emergency call at 1:30 p.m.
And five people were seriously injured in a brutal shooting incident in the “Congress Heights” southeast of the city. A man and a woman were severely injured until they died at the scene.
Two of the wounded were hospitalized, but their lives were not in danger. Police said at a press conference that afternoon that a third person was lightly injured and was also taken to hospital.
Police Chief Robert Conte said, Wednesday afternoon (local time), that the background to the truth is still under investigation, but it appears that it is an escalation of a conflict between two groups. It also remains unclear what weapon was used.
For now, Conte said, officials have not ruled out the presence of more than one culprit. In addition, the police announced a reward of up to $ 25,000 (€ 21,300) for important information about the accident.
The poorest city southeast is known for its high crime rate. Above all, the city wants to take action against armed violence, including a $ 15 million preventive program.
Just four weeks ago, a man opened fire in a supermarket and injured several people in the southeast of the city.
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