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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Commander Jacob Kishter alerted the MPD’s Third District listserv of the arrest yesterday evening. “A quick response by nearby police officers and several citizens who called 911 we were able stop the involved parties,” Kishter wrote.
Police did not identify the arrested suspect or the charges brought against them when contacted earlier this morning.
There were no injuries or reports of property damage connected to the crime, say police.
D.C. Police have released a surveillance video of what appears to be the aftermath of a daylight shootout that cleared the Girard Street Park playground and temporarily locked down the Columbia Heights Community Center.
In the video, a man can be seen darting past a swing set and a group of fleeing children.
Police say that two men shot at one another in a crowded playground on July 7 around 11:29 a.m.
Nobody was hurt in the shootout, but police say several bullets struck property throughout the area.
The incident prompted a widespread community response that included a public meeting with D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.
“In the long term, I am working to ensure MPD has the resources they need to prevent these kinds of incidents, while applying constant pressure on MPD so that they leave no stone unturned in their efforts to keep Ward 1 safe,” Nadeau said in a July 7 statement.
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Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.
Video via MPD
Though police wouldn’t say how many shots were fired, they did confirm that gunshots were reported in at least two 911 calls as well as recorded on ShotSpotter devices that detect gunfire.
Police say they made no arrests in connection to the incident.