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Thursday Jan 27 2022
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AFP

One dead, four injured in Washington shooting

By
AFP
Seattle Police officers carry gear as they walk towards the Seattle Police Departments West Precinct in Seattle, Washington, US June 10, 2020 — Reuters/File
Seattle Police officers carry gear as they walk towards the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct in Seattle, Washington, US June 10, 2020 — Reuters/File

  • Police report that one person has died and another four got wounded Thursday in a shooting at a hotel in Washington.
  • Shots are fired at a chain hotel and five people are struck by bullets.
  • Washington police cordons off the area and opens investigation.


WASHINGTON: One person died and another four were wounded Thursday in a shooting at a hotel in Washington, local police said.

Five people were struck by bullets and transported to a hospital after shots were fired at a chain hotel in a residential neighborhood early Thursday, the DC Police Department wrote on Twitter.

"MPD has located four adult female shooting victims related to this incident at the Days Inn," the department tweeted.

Another female victim "in grave condition has been pronounced deceased."

The Washington police cordoned off the area for several hours and have opened an investigation.

Officers were called to the scene around 3:30 am local time (0830 GMT) when gunshots rang out during a party in a hotel room in a prime Washington neighborhood, where many embassies are located, several news outlets reported.

Police commander Duncan Bedlion told a local news channel they had received "complaints from the community" about the hotel in the past.

"We receive complaints related to drug activity and that's something we actively work to address with the community," he said.

A suspect has not yet been identified.