Massive Shooting Near Embassies In The Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2022)—a massive shooting near several embassies.  DC Police are investigating a massive shooting near the campus of the University of District of Columbia (UDC) in Northwest, D.C. where at least six  people reported shot, two critical, but stable.  One student was shot while walking home from nearby Edmund Burke school. Several students was injured inside of Edmund Burke school due to shattered glass during the shooting.

There are several embassies near the shooting location, but no reports of injuries. Embassies near the University of the District of Columbia:

Embassy of Bangladesh
Embassy of Ghana
Embassy of Nigeria
Embassy of Egypt
East Timor Embassy
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname
Embassy of Singapore
Embassy of Czechia
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
The Embassy of Israel to the United States
Embassy of Pakistan
Embassy of Benin
Embassy of Ethiopia
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America
Malaysia Embassy
Peruvian Embassy
Embassy of Austria
Embassy of Jordan
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Embassy of Côte d’Ivoire
 
 

D.C. Police confirmed 3 shooting victims, but the investigation is in it’s early stages.  

The D.C. Police has several organizations on location, including the FBI, AFT, Homeland Security, UDC Police, and U.S. Park Police.

The police are sweeping several apartment buildings.  Several people have been escorted under police protection to safety from several buildings including the Ava Apartment building, located at 4101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. where it had been reported that the shooter was sheltering inside of the building.

There is a school in the area.  The students are in a lockdown, but no injuries inside the school were reported.  The DC Police responded to a shooting on Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. around 3:20 PM as President Joe Biden was delivering Earth Day remarks.  

The police detained several people who were running from the scene of the shooting, but all detained individuals have been released.

There is no description of the shooter, and no known motive.

Update: 7:45 PM EST

The D.C. Police is seeking a person of interest in the massive shooting on Connecticut Avenue, NW and Van Ness Street:

This story is developing.

Update 6:45 PM EST

The Edmund Burk School students are allowed to reunite with their parents.  

Source: Bee News Daily on the scene.

  

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