Multiple victims feared dead in a mass shooting in Washington


Multiple people are reportedly dead in the shooting incident in Washington, US. (Photo: Twitter via Times Now)

On Monday night, multiple people were shot and killed in Northeast Washington, not far from Capitol Hill.

The gunfire was reported around 8:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of F Street North East, according to The Washington Post, which cited D.C. fire spokesman Vito Maggiolo.

According to a tweet from the Metropolitan Police Department, numerous victims were reported, but the numbers were not disclosed. At this time, no victims have been recognized, nor have any suspects been identified.

Even police spokesman Officer Sean Hickman stated that multiple victims were discovered. According to The Washington Post, a neighbor, one of several who arrived at the site as ambulances lined the street, reported hearing at least 15 gunshots.

Additionally, the police department tweeted about a shooting investigation at the junction of the 700 block of Newton Place NW and the 200 block of Oglethorpe St NE.

The unknown is if the two latest tweets are connected to the initial shooting. President Joe Biden stated that the United States must ban assault rifles or raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21 to safeguard children and families in the face of rising gun violence.

In addition, on June 22, a group of US lawmakers secured a long-awaited agreement on a bipartisan gun safety package in response to recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Buffalo, and Texas, which touched a nerve in the country.

The new plan intends to remove firearms from dangerous individuals and increase mental health funding by billions of dollars.

The bill does not prohibit assault-style rifles or significantly extend the background check procedures for gun purchases, but it does provide states with additional resources to remove firearms from dangerous persons.

In recent events, seven individuals were hospitalized on Sunday following a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

CNN stated that an anonymous attacker pulled out a handgun and fired into the crowd, hurting seven individuals.

On Saturday, a similar occurrence occurred in Haltom City, Texas, where two individuals were killed and four others, including three police officers, were injured.

A woman was discovered dead inside the residence, while a male was found fatally shot on the driveway. A senior citizen who dialed 911 and was shot is expected to survive.

At Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, many persons, including 19 children, were killed in a mass shooting. CNN said this was the deadliest attack since the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were slain.

A teenager was fatally shot, and three others, including a police officer, were injured in a shooting on June 20 at the 14th and U Street Northwest neighborhood of Washington, DC.

CNN reported on June 1 that at least four people were murdered in a shooting at a hospital campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, citing authorities. The number of shootouts in the United States has increased.

Publish : 2022-08-02 10:09:00

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