2 killed in Southeast DC drive-by shooting

- Two people have been shot to death in a drive-by shooting Thursday evening in Southeast D.C., police said.

According to officials, a white car traveling on 1st Street toward Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue pulled up beside another vehicle and opened fire just after 5 p.m. A man and a woman were wounded as a result of the shooting.

The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene while the male victim was transported to the hospital where he died, police said.

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the shooting does appear to be targeted, but remains under investigation. Detectives are reviewing video that was captured in the area of the shooting.

Police are searching for smaller white sedan that was last seen on 1st Street making a turn onto Upsal Street.

It appears that the victims were in a ridesharing vehicle when the shooting happened. Investigators are questioning the driver of that vehicle, who was not injured.

After the shooting, D.C. police tweeted that they were on the lookout for two black male suspects. One of the suspects is described as having dreadlocks and he was wearing a white t-shirt armed with a silver pistol with an extended magazine.

Chief Newsham said 10 minutes after this drive-by shooting, two other shootings happened in Northeast D.C. A man was shot multiple times and is in critical condition after a shooting in the 200 block of 50th Street. Another man was wounded on 57th Street. His condition is unknown.

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