Two men and a girl were shot in a leafy section of Washington, DC, near prep school and a number of colleges on Friday, sparking lockdowns and leading local police urging residents to shelter in place.
The shots rang out at about 3:20 p.m. on Van Ness Street near Connecticut Avenue in the Northwest section of the city, an official from the DC Police Department said.
Two men and a “juvenile female” were injured in the shooting, the police department added on Twitter.
All three of the victims were rushed to nearby hospitals and are in stable condition, a DC police official said at a press conference that was published on the department’s Twitter account.
“Residents in the Cleveland Park and Van Ness area should shelter in place,” the department wrote in another tweet, referring to neighborhoods surrounding the shooting site.
The shooting scene is near several schools and “Embassy Row” in the nation’s capital.
Edmund Burke, a prep school that serves students in grades six through 12, Howard University Law School and the University of the District of Columbia are all located within blocks of the shooting.
UDC and Edmund Burke were both locked down amid the shooting.
DC Police were seen escorting a man in handcuffs from the scene at about 4:30 p.m., but police said at the press conference they did not have a suspect in custody.
At the press conference, a reporter asked if the shooter had live streamed the attack, as unverified video that purports to show someone firing from a rifle circulated online.
The police official said investigators were aware of the social media video, but had not “authenticated” it or determined if it had anything to do with the shooting that took place.