UPDATE (7/23/21): Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee III says it is believed that one of the victims in Thursday night’s shooting was the target while the other was an innocent bystander.
The two were shot and injured at the intersection of 14th and Riggs Street Northwest. He says both people are recovering in area hospitals.
MPD recovered the guns just blocks from where the shooting took place.
At the moment, the only leads MPD is making public, is footage when the two suspects run off into a get-a-way car, which Chief Contee says may or may not have been a stolen car.
Chief Contee calls for the community to help with the investigation.
“I want the community to know that I stand by them, that I’m with them and I’m asking the community to also be with me on this issue,” said Contee. “My voice is one voice but I’m asking for the community to help amplify what’s really happening on our streets.”
The police department is still awarding $10,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime committed in D.C.
WASHINGTON DC ( WDVM) — The Metropolitan Police Department is searching for suspects and a vehicle in connection to a shooting at the intersection of 14th and Riggs Street Northwest.
Just after 8 p.m., officers heard the sound of gunshots and when they arrived, they found two male victims suffering from gunshots wounds. Both victims were conscious and breathing.
They were transported to a local area hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
The vehicle is described as an older black sedan.
Anyone who can identify these suspects, and/or vehicle, or 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 at 50411.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia.