One person has been killed and several people have been shot in a shocking attack in Washington DC, according to reports.
According to local police, five other people have been shot in Washington DC shooting. Local police have reported that at least two people are in critical condition.
Moreover, as reported, the attack occurred just 3.5km (2.1 miles) from the White House.
The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, about two miles (three km) from the White House on Thursday night about 10 p.m., and happened outdoors in a courtyard of an apartment building, police said.
Three others were injured in a shooting at Rhode Islands, afterwards.
A motive is under investigation. The investigators were getting various information from witnesses and a drive-by shooting had not been ruled.
The victims have been transported to various hospitals where the wounds range from critical to non-critical.