Police: 6 shot, one killed in DC shooting

Published: Sep. 20, 2019 at 12:04 AM EDT
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Officers have confirmed that six people were shot in Columbia Heights Thursday night. One person has died, according to CBS affiliate WUSA.

At about 10 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of Columbia Road, Northwest for reports of gunshots. Police confirmed six individuals sustained gunshot wounds.

One of those victims was pronounced dead. The other five victims were transported to the hospital. At least one of them is in critical condition.

The victims include five adult males and one adult female.

The homicide rate in the District is now 125, according to MPD crime data. It was 107 this time last year. This is a percentage change of 17 percent.

This is an ongoing investigation.