A manhunt remains underway in Southeast Washington, D.C., after two people were shot dead and three others wounded in a neighborhood shooting Wednesday.
Police were called to a Congress Heights neighborhood at 1:21 p.m. and found four of the victims in a housing complex’s parking lot. The fifth gunshot victim went to a local hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.
“We do not think there’s an ongoing threat to the public,” Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said at a press conference.
Authorities did not immediately announce any suspects or arrests in the case. The shooting is believed to have broken out following a “dispute,” police said, although it was not clear what the nature of the dispute was, or who was involved.
🚨 #BREAKING: FIVE people shot, TWO dead in Southeast DC. Chief Contee says it appears a dispute between two “groups” lead to this shooting along 13th Street in Congress Heights. $25k reward for info. leading to arrest. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/qSFOG9NGcw
— Lorenzo Hall (@LorenzoHall) March 31, 2021
The victims, three males and two females, are all believed to be adults. The fatalities have only been identified as a man and a woman.
It wasn’t immediately clear if there was more than one shooter or what kind of firearm was used, Contee said.
“We have a gun violence problem,” he said, encouraging members of the public to come forward with whatever information they have.
A $25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.