Washington, May 28: A total of five people, including one minor, have been injured in a shooting in the southeast of the US capital, and are now receiving treatment at a hospital, Commander of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department Seventh Police District Andre Wright said.
According to Wright, gunshots in the Sumner Road, Southeast were reported to the police at around 2. 30 pm on Monday, NBC Washington reported.
"There were five subjects that have been shot: one was a juvenile, the other four [were] adults. They were taken to an area hospital, where they are being treated at this time," Wright said in a video message, posted on Twitter.
The police added that they were searching for a gray or silver vehicle that presumably belonged to the suspected shooter, who fled from the scene. Shooting accidents are not uncommon in the United States, where citizens have a constitutional right to buy and carry firearms. (UNI)