Several people were shot dead in northeastern Washington, not far from Capitol Hill, on Monday evening.
The shooting was reported around 8:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of F Street North East, The Washington Post reported citing Vito Maggiolo, a spokesperson for the DC Fire Department.
According to a tweet from the Metropolitan Police Department, multiple casualties were reported, but police did not release the numbers. None of the victims have been identified and no suspicious information has been released at this time.
Even Officer Sean Hickman, a police spokesman, said multiple victims were found. A neighbor, one of many gathered at the scene as ambulances lined the street, said she heard at least 15 gunshots, according to The Washington Post.
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The police department also tweeted about an investigation into a shooting at the intersection of the 700 block Newton Place NW and the 200 block of Oglethorpe St NE.
It’s still unclear if the two recent tweets are related to the original shoot. With the increase in incidents of gun violence in the United States, President Joe Biden had said that the United States must ban assault weapons to protect children and families or raise the age to buy them from 18 to 21 years old.
Additionally, on June 22, a group of U.S. lawmakers reached a long-awaited agreement on a bipartisan gun safety bill after recent mass shooting incidents in Uvalde, Buffalo and Texas, which have touched a nerve in the country.
The new bill aims to take guns away from dangerous people and provide billions of dollars in new funding for mental health.
The bill does not ban assault rifles or significantly expand background check requirements for firearm purchases, but it does give states more resources to remove weapons from dangerous individuals.
In recent incidents, 7 people were hospitalized on Sunday after a mass shooting broke out in Orlando, Florida.
An unidentified assailant pulled out a handgun and fired into the crowd, injuring seven people, CNN reported.
A similar incident took place in Haltom City, Texas on Saturday where two people were killed and four others, including three officers, were injured.
Police said a woman was found dead inside the house and a man was shot and killed in the driveway of the house. An elderly woman who called 911 was shot but expected to survive.
On May 24, a mass shooting took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which several people, including 19 children, were killed. It is the deadliest attack since the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed, according to CNN.
On June 20, a teenager was shot dead and three others, including a police officer, were injured in a shooting in the 14th and U Street Northwest neighborhood of Washington, DC.
On June 1, at least four people were killed in a shooting on the campus of a city hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, CNN reported citing police. Shooting incidents in the United States have increased.