Three people dead, three injured in Saturday’s mass shooting in D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDVM) — A total of six people were shot Saturday night in Washington, D.C., leaving three people dead.

Authorities say officers heard gunshots and headed to the scene in the 600 block of Longfellow Street NW around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.

In a press conference, Police Chief Robert Contee said that a suspect got out of a car and started shooting at a group of people down the street.

He said he wasn’t sure why the group was targeted.

All of the victims were rushed to local hospitals, three of whom are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The three who were killed appeared to be young adults.

In addition, a gun was recovered at the scene.

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