Northwest DC triple shooting leaves 2 dead

Two people were killed and another was left injured after a triple shooting in Northwest D.C. late Tuesday night, according to authorities.

DC police said the shooting was reported just before midnight outside a home in the 6200 block of 8th Street.

"At first it was a burst of maybe about 15 or 16 rounds," witness Harry Lane described. Lane said there was a second burst of gunfire.

Investigators said three men were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Two of the victims succumbed to their injuries while the third suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries and was expected to survive.

One of the men has been identified as 25-year-old Renard Marsh of Northwest D.C. The other man who was killed has not been identified by officials at this time.

"It's not about how many shots I heard, it's about watching my nephew die in front of me, bleed out in front of me," Alfonso Russell explained. Russell said he believed Marsh was set up and that the victim expected to survive was actually one of the shooters with the gunmen.

Officers are looking for a black BMW with three people inside in connection with the shooting.

A motive for the shooting has not been identified.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099. Officials noted that anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District is eligible for a reward of up to $25,000.