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2 dead, 5 wounded in mass shooting in Washington, D.C., police say

Mass shooting in Washington D.C. leaves 2 dead, 5 hurt
Mass shooting in Washington D.C. leaves 2 dead, 5 hurt 00:22

Police are still searching Sunday for a suspect in a Washington, D.C., mass shooting that left two people dead and five others wounded in the early morning, police said. 

The mass shooting happened around the intersection of 7th and P Streets in the northwestern part of the city, which is near downtown, said Executive Assistant Chief Jeffrey Carroll with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department at a brief news conference held at the scene. When at least four people are hurt or killed in a shooting, not including the shooter, it is considered a mass shooting, according to the Gun Violence Archive's criteria.

Details about the injuries of the five wounded were not publicly available as of Sunday night.  

Police responded to the shooting at around 3 a.m. ET, Carroll said. Both people killed in the shooting, identified as 32-year-old Anthony Brown and 32-year-old Jay Lucks, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said Sunday night. The five wounded victims were not identified, but police said three of them were men and two were women. All five are adults.

Police said they were looking for a man who was seen running south on 7th Street, away from the area where the shooting took place, according to WUSA. Carroll has asked anyone who may know something or who may have witnessed the shooting to report tips to the police department by calling 202-727-9099 or texting 50411.

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