Two men were shot outside restaurants on 14th Street NW in Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening.
The shooting occurred around 8:20 p.m. at the intersection of 14th Street and Riggs Street NW. Both victims were conscious and breathing when police arrived on the scene and were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee told reporters Thursday night that officers were searching for several suspects in connection with the shooting.
A video tweeted by the police department shows the suspects, one in a black hooded sweatshirt and one in a lighter colored hooded sweatshirt, racing toward an older black sedan.
The suspects and vehicle, described as an older black sedan, were captured by a nearby camera and can be seen in video here. pic.twitter.com/n8P2gR5ps9— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 23, 2021
Multiple reporters shared accounts of the incident unfolding on Twitter.
CNN’s Jim AcostaJames (Jim) AcostaDemocrats brace for battle on Biden's .5 trillion spending plan Clyburn: 'You may not need .5 trillion to do what the president wants done' Joe Rogan rips CNN over coverage of ivermectin regimen MORE shared video of people fleeing Le Diplomate restaurant as shots rang out.
Just hear what sounded like gun shots on 14th street in NW DC. People fleeing the popular Le Diplomate restaurant which seemed a few blocks away. pic.twitter.com/EuD40teccA— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 23, 2021
Kaitlan Collins, CNN’s White House correspondent, said she was pulling up to the intersection as the shooting happened. She reported seeing one gunman shoot at someone multiple times.
Was pulling up to the intersection as this happened and watched one gunman shoot at someone multiple times, in the middle of very busy 14th Street. https://t.co/IdYqeYOM2G— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 23, 2021
Igor Bobic, a reporter for HuffPost, shared photos on Twitter of a police presence and what appeared to be police aiding a man inside the restaurant.
Another person who was at a Mexican restaurant nearby said she feared she was going to die after she heard the gunshots.
I was inside Mexicue tonight when this happened. I am safe. But I thought I was going to die. It was the scariest moment of my life. Every day people feel the way I did, texting my parents that I love them. I’ve never been angrier at my country for allowing this shit to go on. https://t.co/f4Z3TREfVp— Jess Davidson (@DavidsonJess22) July 23, 2021
D.C. Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserBiden to GOP governors planning vaccine mandate lawsuits: 'Have at it' Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program Biden nominates DC regulator to federal energy commission MORE (D) told reporters at the scene Thursday night that she was "outraged."
"I'm outraged, the chief is outraged and the community should be outraged," she said.
The shooting comes less than a week after a shooting outside of Nationals Stadium left at least four people injured.
Updated at 11:23 p.m.