Washington, Apr 22 (EFE).- Four people, including a girl, were injured Friday in a shooting that caused chaos in the United States’ capital as police later found the body of a suspect who had initially fled the scene.
A man and a woman were seriously injured while a 12 year old suffered minor injuries. An elderly woman who was also hurt did not require hospitalization.
Washington police found the suspect’s body six hours after the incident in what was ruled an apparent suicide in a residence between Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street, District of Columbia authorities wrote on Twitter.
Police had earlier published the photograph of a 23-year-old man they said was wanted for questioning, identified as Raymond Spencer, from Fairfax, Virginia, one of the suburbs of the capital.
The alarm in the city began after 3:40 p.m. local time (7:40 p.m. GMT), when the police reported on their Twitter account that they were responding to the incident and that there was already a large police force deployed in the area.
The shooting caused a school in the area to block its doors, disrupted traffic on one of the city’s main thoroughfares, Connecticut Avenue, and prompted police to warn for hours that there was an “active threat” in the area.
Although cameras recorded the arrest of a young man in the area, police later clarified that this man was not related to the case.
The police said in a press conference that they are still trying to find out where the shots came from and where the victims were. Everything indicates they were very close to the Edmund Burke High School, which had to close its doors with students inside for hours. EFE