DC street shootout caught on frightening surveillance video

Frightening moments were captured on camera as brazen gunmen opened fire in a shootout right in the middle of a DC neighborhood.

Authorities said the shootout happened in the 2000 block of Newton Street, NE at about 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Home surveillance video caught several suspects opening fire in the middle of the street. DC police said one bullet went through the windshield of a car and another hit a door.

Cecilia Ford, 68, was entering her home when the shots began to ring out.

"I get in the house and my mother is on the floor on her knees. I'm like 'mom, are you alright?' I didn't know if something came through the house because I didn't know where they were shooting," Ford described to FOX 5.

Ford wrote an email to Mayor Muriel Bowser urging her to put more police officers in her neighborhood to help prevent future shootings.