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Two people killed and five injured in Washington DC shooting blocks from White House

Metropolitan Police Department give a briefing after a 3am shooting near White House (Metropolitan Police Department / screengrab)
Metropolitan Police Department give a briefing after a 3am shooting near White House (Metropolitan Police Department / screengrab)

Two people were fatally shot and five others were injured after a shooting broke out early on Sunday morning in Washington, DC, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 3am on Sunday morning at 7th and P Street NW — a stone’s throw from the Kennedy Recreation Center and a 10-minute drive from the White House.

The five injured individuals are adults, Metropolitan Police Executive Assistant Chief Jeffrey Carroll said in a press briefing.

They have each been transported to local hospitals, he added.

“We’re asking anyone who may have any information related to this incident or may have witnessed it to contact the Metropolitan Police Department,” Mr Carroll said.

Earlier on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police posted on X: “Lookout for B/M [Black male], average build, wearing light pants, blue shirt.” The post added that the alleged shooter was last seen on foot going southbound on 7th Street NW.