City Police Chief Robert Contee said the suspects exited a vehicle fired into a crowd on Longfellow Street.
At least three people died, and three others were injured in a shooting in northwest Washington DC, in the United States, as confirmed by the city's Police Chief, Robert Contee.
Authorities received notices of the shots shortly after 7:30 p.m. local time on Longfellow Street, Contee said. The official explained that the suspects came out of a vehicle fired at a crowd of people.
At least six people have been affected by the shooting, three of them have died and another three have been transferred to the hospital. However, they are not in serious condition.
Both the dead and the wounded were adults, the police chief said, according to NBC Washington.
Upon arriving at the scene, the officers recovered a weapon. In addition, they said a police surveillance camera managed to capture images of the suspects' suspected vehicle.
Just over a month ago, the capital of the United States also made headlines for a shooting in its streets, when at least two people were injured during a shooting. At the end of July, more than a dozen shots were heard in a crowded bar area in the city.
In that event, two people were wounded by a firearm, one in the chest and the other in the arm.
City Police confirmed that the incident occurred at the intersection of 14th and Riggs streets.
Authorities issued a search alert for a lime green / yellow sweater subject who fled in a black Honda Civic with a city license plate.
A few days before, a baseball game was suspended due to detonations in the vicinity.
On that occasion, three people were wounded by gunfire outside the Nationals Park baseball stadium, packed with thousands of spectators. Due to the shooting, the game stopped abruptly, and the spectators left the venue.
Amid the confusion over the incident, an announcer said the game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres was halted due to an "incident" outside the stadium.
After hearing police sirens, the crowd was told to leave the stadium. Through his account on the social network Twitter, the police reported that "there was no longer any threat."
Two AFP reporters who were covering the game said they heard a dozen shots.
The players had run off the field when the detonations were heard, and the game was stopped in the sixth inning, with the Padres partially winning 8-4.