Washington – Police have identified a man involved in a shooting that injured four people near a school in northwest DC.
Authorities say they are looking for 23-year-old Raymond Spencer from Fairfax, Virginia.
DC police said they received a call about a shooting at 3:30 pm Friday in the NW 2900 block of Van Ness Street, near Edmund Burke School.
At least four victims have been identified, including two women, a man and a 12-year-old girl, according to authorities. Police said all the victims were in stable condition and were expected to survive.
Metropolitan Police provide security for residents as they are evacuated from a shooting scene northwest of Van Ness Street in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images)
Police are currently clearing the area and are urging residents of Cleveland Park and Van Ness to stay in the area. No arrests have been made on suspicion, police said.
On April 22, 2022, local and federal law enforcement officials responded to an alleged shooting near the 2900 block of Van Ness Street, northwest of Washington, D.C.
FOX 5’s cameras filmed someone being taken away from the handcuffs, but the police chief later said he was detaining those who fled the scene to make sure they were not the shooter.
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Videos showing a large police presence around the area on Connecticut Avenue. The FOX 5 crew filmed officers in tactical gear, armed with long guns, and led people out of the area.
FOX 5 DC said it heard at least 100 gunshots in the area. A witness told FOX 5 that he had heard of four different incidents or shootings.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Guns and Ammunition said they were responding to the shooting to help local officials.
Police have cordoned off the area around Connecticut Avenue on April 22, 2022, when a shooting was reported in northwestern Washington, D.C.
The shootings took place near several embassies in the Van Ness area, including embassies in China, Pakistan, Israel, Nigeria and Singapore. The U.S. Secret Service said its officers were assisting local police and that “there is no harm to the Secret Service guards.”
The University of DC announced that their Van Ness campus had been locked in response to the shooting. The Sidwell Friends School in northwest DC was also announced to be closed.
The Family Reunification Site has been set up at the Cleveland Park Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Away, NW, DC Police said.
Those looking for family members were asked to go to the scene and talk to authorities about how to find them.
The FOX 5 DC team is at the scene and will keep you updated as they become available.