3 police officers wounded in shooting in Washington D.C.

3 police officers wounded in shooting in Washington D.C.
# 15 February 2024 03:24 (UTC +04:00)

Three police officers were shot in southeast Washington D.C. as a suspect continued to open fire from a residence, authorities said Wednesday, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The three officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported from the scene, said the Metropolitan Police Department.

Describing it as a "critical incident," the police said it is responding to a shooting in the 5000 block of Hanna Place SE, noting that the scene "remains active."

The U.S. capital had seen a sharp rise in violent crime over the past year, with a 39 percent increase in violent crimes from 2022 to 2023, including a 35 percent rise in homicides, 67 percent increase in robberies, according to police data.

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