Many people were shot on the street in Washington.
On Friday afternoon, at least four individuals were injured by a gunshot in Northwest Washington, D.C.
Officials say the suspect, who has not been identified, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police Chief Robert J. Contee stated the man was found in his apartment with over six rifles and several rounds of ammunition during a Friday night press conference.
According to preliminary evidence, the firearms were purchased legally.
“This was very much a sniper-type setup,” Contee added, adding that the suspect utilized a tripod, and their objective was to kill and injure community members.
According to Contee, the suspect either live-streamed or videotaped the incident and released a video of it online.
The motive for the shooting has yet to be determined.
Raymond Spencer, 23, of Fairfax, Virginia, was previously identified as a person of interest by D.C. Police Department.
He was not named a suspect, but police said he is no longer wanted.
The shooting is still being investigated. However, Contee verified that there was no longer a threat to the public.
Police responded to reports of gunfire near Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street NW around 3:20 p.m. local time.
The 60-year-old woman was treated on the spot. Earlier Friday, assistant police chief Stuart Emerman said that the three others were taken to nearby hospitals and are in stable condition.
Near the University of the District of Columbia and an independent college preparatory school, a gunshot happened.
For several hours, both were put on lockdown. However, according to Contee, nearly all of the prep school pupils have been reunited with their families.
It’s unclear if the suspect had any connections to the schools. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser expressed compassion for those injured during a press conference this afternoon.
Devika Chowdhury – She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.