Authorities first received a report that shots were fired near the intersection of 14th and K streets NW around 5:17 p.m. this evening, according to Officer Hugh Carew, a D.C. Police spokesman.
Nobody was injured by the gunfire, Carew said.
The gunshots rang out as many people were heading home from work. Witnesses reported hearing the sound of at least three gunshots, according to the Washington Post.
Police reportedly found bullet casings at the scene:
Additional pics from shooting scene at Franklin Square Park. No one hit, but bullet casing found pic.twitter.com/YfmghVzNHm
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Someone stabbed a woman in Franklin Square earlier this afternoon, according to U.S. Park Police.
The stabbing occurred inside the park, according to U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose. Franklin Square is a public park downtown which lies near the intersections of 14th and I and 14th and K streets NW.
The victim of the stabbing was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Rose said. The Park Police did not give a lookout for a possible suspect.
Franklin Square was calm when a Borderstan reporter visited the scene around 3:45 p.m. Two MPD cars and a Park Police vehicle were observed at the scene.
We’ll update this story when we know more.