2 dead, 5 injured in mass shooting in Northwest DC: police

Seven people were shot and two died in a shooting in the early morning hours in Northwest D.C., police say. 

D.C. police released a statement on X, saying officers responded to the area of 7th and P St., NW, for reports of a shooting just after 3 a.m. Sunday. 

Upon arrival, officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Four others were found injured and were taken to the hospital and a fifth injured victim walked into a local hospital a short time later. 

The motive for this shooting remains under investigation. The preliminary detectives’ investigation suggests that one or more suspects intentionally discharged a firearm at the victims.

The victims’ identities are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Police have not apprehended the shooter and are asking anyone with information to come forward. You can call 202-727-9099 or submit a tip anonymously online.