One dead, eight injured in Washington D.C. shooting

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Washington D.C. (CNN) (07/20/20)— One person has died and eight others were injured in a shooting in Washington, DC, on Sunday afternoon, police said.

The three suspects “came out of a vehicle” and “ran down the block” before opening fire on a group of nine people, DC Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

One person died and eight others were injured in what police say appears to be a targeted shooting in Washington, DC.

The shooting appears to be targeted, the police chief said. Two of the men had long guns, and the third had a pistol, he said.

The nine victims were all adults, eight men and one woman. Two of the injured are in serious condition, and the others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Newsham said at a press conference.

The incident comes amid a spate of gun violence in major cities across the country this summer.

“This type of brazen daylight activity in a very, very busy block, I’m sure, is scary for this community,” Newsham said. “I don’t know what people are thinking if they think they can enter a block and lay down that many rounds. They’re putting everyone in this community in jeopardy.”

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