7 shot, 2 dead in NW DC shooting on St. Patrick’s Day

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Downtown Washington, D.C.: Two Dead, Five Injured in Shooting

In the early hours of Sunday morning, tragedy struck the streets of Northwest Washington, D.C. as gunfire erupted near the Kennedy Recreation Center. The incident took place around 3 a.m. in the 700 block of P Street NW, just a short distance from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Reports from various news sources confirm that seven individuals fell victim to the shooting. Among them, two tragically lost their lives, while five others sustained injuries. All those affected were adults.

The suspect, described as a Black man with an average build, light pants, and a blue shirt, fled the scene on foot heading southbound on 7th Street NW. Police, including officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and D.C. Police, are currently engaged in an intensive search for the suspect or suspects involved.

MPD Executive Assistant Chief Jeffrey Carroll provided updates on the situation, urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the investigation. Despite the efforts of law enforcement, no immediate arrests have been made, and the motive behind the attack remains undisclosed.

The Kennedy Recreation Center, administered by Washington’s Department of Parks and Recreation, was the unfortunate backdrop for this tragic event. Situated just a dozen blocks northeast of the White House, the center provides a range of outdoor sports facilities, a gym, and youth entertainment rooms.

In light of the situation, the public is advised against taking action and instead encouraged to contact 911 with any relevant information. As the search for the suspect intensifies, eyewitness accounts and community cooperation are deemed crucial in aiding law enforcement efforts.

As the city grapples with this latest act of violence, thoughts turn to the victims and their families, and hopes for swift justice and healing permeate the community.

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