Multiple people shot in Washington, D.C.

Washington: Multiple people, including a police officer, were shot in downtown Washington, D.C., authorities said.

The Metropolitan Police Department tweeted late Sunday that officers were responding to “the area of 14th and U Street, NW, for a shooting incident”, reports Xinhua news agency

Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee will provide a media briefing, the tweet added.

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The officer who was shot is reportedly hospitalised in stable condition.

No additional information was immediately available.

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