Gunfire near White House in Washington; one dead, five injured
Washington : One person has been killed and five others have been injured in a gunfire incident near the White House in Washington, said police.
The suspect has not been apprehended till now. He said it is not an active shooting situation. "Detectives are interviewing witnesses and looking for camera footage," Emerman said.
Two out of five injured people are in a critical stage and other injuries ranged from serious to minor. All the injured victims are adult, said Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Emerman.
The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, about two miles (three km) from the White House on Thursday night about 10 p.m., and happened outdoors in a courtyard of an apartment building, police said.
ABC affiliate WJLA-TV posted images on Twitter of ambulances carrying victims from the scene and said there had been a "massive" police response at the intersection of 14th Street and Columbia Road.