1 dead, 20 injured in Washington D.C. shooting

10 Aug 2020, 00:35

  DF News Desk

File Photo Xinhua.

A 17-year-old was killed while at least 20 people injured following a shooting in southeastern Washington D.C. on early Sunday morning, reported Xinhua, qouting authorities and local media.

   Shots were fired around 1 a.m. eastern time (0500 GMT) on Sunday in a residential neighborhood in the U.S. capital, local police said.

   At least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals after the shooting, a police spokesman said, according to CNN's affiliate radio WTOP-FM.

   "I saw a young lady, she got shot in the leg. A young man, he was leaning over his car ... it sounded like machine guns," the radio quoted Nelson Bostic, who lives in the neighborhood, as saying. He also told WTOP-FM that the incident happened at a birthday party.

   No further details were immediately available.