Two shot outside of popular restaurants in DC, police still searching for suspects

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.

According to WUSA 9, one person was shot in the chest while the other was shot in the arm. Contee said police believe that one of the individuals was the intended target of the incident while the other was possibly a bystander, though he noted this was preliminary information.
He urged those with videos or any information to contact the police. 

Multiple reporters shared accounts of the incident unfolding on Twitter.

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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.

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.


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.