Days Inn shooting: Woman critical, four others injured during gunfire exchange at DC motel

As the investigation into the case has been launched, police closed Connecticut Avenue between Albemarle and Yuma Streets


                            Days Inn shooting: Woman critical, four others injured during gunfire exchange at DC motel
Screenshots showing the site of the incident (Twitter/@darcyspencer and @John7News)
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A shooting at a Washington, DC motel has left a woman in critical condition while leaving four others injured. The incident reportedly happened at 3 in the morning local time on Thursday, January 27, at a party at the Days Inn in the 4400 block of Connecticut Avenue.

As the investigation into the case has been launched, police closed Connecticut Avenue between Albemarle and Yuma Streets. The DC Police Department first said the incident claimed the life of a person, but later mentioned that no one has died. In a series of tweets, the DC Police Department wrote, “MPD has located four adult female shooting victims related to this incident at the Days Inn. One of the victims is deceased, and the others are at the hospital receiving treatment. The District Commander is on scene to provide media interviews. This is an ongoing investigation.”

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It added: “A fifth victim has been located, and is also at the hospital receiving treatment.” As per reports, all the victims are receiving treatment in the hospital. Michael Pegram, [email protected], also shared on Twitter: “DC police walk back on this statement, saying there are no fatalities. 5 shot during exchange of gunfire in hotel room. One person in critical condition.” Meanwhile, the culprit (s) and the motive behind the shooting are not known yet. 

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Later Darcy Spencer, Freelance NBC4 Reporter, tweeted that "Connecticut Avenue NW reopened after a shooting left five injured. One critical. Police say there was an exchange of gunfire in a hotel room at the Days Inn. Latest on News4 midday at 11 am."

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