Drive-by gun massacre in DC as car pull up in traffic and kills three young adults and leaves another three wounded
- DC police are investigating a shooting in the 600 block of Longfellow Street at around 730pm Saturday
- It killed three young people and left three others with injuries
- Police are looking for a dark Honda Accord and believe there are multiple suspects
Three young adults are dead and three others were injured after a black sedan pulled up next to them and a group got out of the car and starting shooting into a crowd.
Metropolitan Police Department are hunting for the gunmen and searching for their black Honda Accord with tinted windows after the shooting on the 600 block of Longfellow Street in Washington DC at 7.33pm on Saturday.
No arrests have yet been made.
Three people have died from their injuries while another three are still in the hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Victims are not being identified until police have informed their next of kin.
Three young adults are killed and another three are injured after a car pulls up and ‘multiple suspects’ open fire on a Washington DC street
The MPD is currently looking for a dark four-door Honda Accord with multiple people in it. They reported that shooters exited the vehicle for firing guns at a crowd on Longfellow Street
Metropolitan Police Department Police Chief Contee (middle) reported that three are dead and three are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in local hospitals after a shooting took place around the 600 block of Longfellow Street in Washington DC tonight
Police believe there are multiple suspects who exited the car and shot into the crowd, Police Chief Contee said in a press conference.
A gun was recovered on the scene by police, but they believe there was more than one after neighbors reported multiple gunshots.
The motive behind the shooting is still unknown and police are unaware of the relationship between the group and the shooters.
Police have recovered a gun from the scene, but suspect more than one gun was used after neighbors reportedly heard multiple shots
Police are unaware of if the shooters knew anyone in the crowd of people or if it was random. There was also another shooting reported in the area around 8.30pm, but police are unaware if they are related
The MPD is calling on the community to help solve the case, including asking neighbors with Ring doorbells or home surveillance cameras from Kennedy to Longfellow to check their footage from Saturday evening.
There was also another 911 call reporting another shooting in the area around 8.30pm, but Contee said he did not know if the two shootings were related.
‘It is very frustrating. We have been talking about gun violence for a long time, and we know that this issue is not unique to Washington DC, but I think it speaks to the overall sickness that we are seeing in our community.
‘Now, that sickness being gun violence. There are people in our communities that are committing these acts and we are asking for the public’s help to close this case, to bring these individuals to justice.,’ he said on scene.
Metropolitan Police Department are asking members of the public to call (202) 727-9099/text 50411 if they have any information about this case.
The reward is now up to $75,000, up from the original $10,000 for anyone who has information.
The MPD is asking anyone who has a Ring doorbell or home surveillance cameras from Kennedy to Longfellow to review the footage to see if they can identify the sedan
Police Chief Contee called gun violence a ‘sickness’ that is not unique to DC, but is ‘frustrating’