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Police on the scene of a double shooting near the corner of 2nd and I St NE. Alex Ellerbeck.

Police search for suspects in Northeast shooting

Two people shot, one hospitalized

Police responded to a nonfatal double shooting in northeast Washington D.C. Monday evening, according to a police spokesperson.

Police were dispatched to the Senate Square apartment building, located at 201 I St. Northeast, around 6 p.m.

Two men had been shot in the building. Both were conscious when police arrived.  One was taken to a hospital in an ambulance while the other arrived at a hospital as a walk in, according to Officer Sean Hickman, a spokesman for the D.C. Police Department.

Via its Twitter account, police immediately put out notice they were looking for two black males, one heavyset and wearing black clothing. The Wash will update this suspect description with more details as soon as they become available.

The Wash witnessed at least four police cars parked in front of the apartment building and another near the garage at 9 p.m. The doors of the building had been propped open with trash cans, and a few residents came in and out, walking their dogs.

Residents said that the 5th floor of the building was cordoned off with police tape but that they had not received an official notice from the building or police.

There have been 1,461 instances of assault with a deadly weapon in D.C. in 2019, according to city crime statistics.

Residents said that the 5th floor of the Senate Square apartment building had been cordoned off with police tape. Alex Ellerbeck\The Wash

Alex Ellerbeck

Alex Ellerbeck is a graduate student in journalism at American University. She covers the neighborhoods of Bloomingdale and NOMA for The Wash.

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