Washington DC, September 20: One person has died while five others have been critically injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire on locals in Washington DC on Thursday night. According to a report by Reuters, several people were shot on the streets of Washington, D.C in the United States of America on Thursday night. Reports said that the local channel, WJLA-TV posted images on Twitter of ambulances carrying victims from the scene.
The report added that there had been a 'massive' police response. According to local TV channel FOX-5, police informed that six people were shot in the incident and several have been injured. Reuters report added that it could not immediately confirm the reports. Texas Shooting: Police Report Active Shooter Situation at Walmart in El Paso.
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Washington, which is located on the Potomac river, is the capital of the United States and the seat of the federal government. The incident comes days after five people were killed and 21 others were injured during a mass shooting in the US state of Texas. Ohio Shooting: Nine Killed, 16 Injured in Dayton.
Reports informed that the gunman was shot dead by law enforcement authorities. The suspect described as a white male in his 30's had targeted shoppers and vehicles at shopping centres in western cities of Odessa and Midland.