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    The Metropolitan Police Department remains unable to provide an answer as to the motive of a now-dead shooter who opened fire on a school in the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Van Ness three weeks ago. Police Chief Robert Contee said Thursday that there is a lack of evidence surrounding the shooter, identified as 23-year-old Raymond Spencer of Virginia, who opened fire on Edmund Burke School from his apartment April 22 before police say he killed himself. Four people, including a young girl, were injured in the shooting. "It's easy when you have a suspect who leaves behind a manifesto and they're kind of telling you why they did what they did," Contee said during a press briefing. "In this particular case, he left his fingerprint behind and he left his name behind." TEENAGE VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN PITTSBURGH EARLY MORNING EASTER SHOOTING "His family has not suggested any reason why he did this. Honestly, I just don't know that answer yet," Contee said, adding that he would not stop investigating until he found a motive for the...
    Inside the shooter’s apartment (Courtesy D.C. police) Three weeks after a sniper opened fire on a Northwest D.C. school, wounding four and terrorizing several blocks in Van Ness before turning the gun on himself, police are providing an “unprecedented” inside look into their investigation. But D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said police still don’t know why the shooter, 23-year-old Raymond Spencer, rented an apartment overlooking the Edmund Burke School, filled it with weapons and ammunition, and began firing April 22. “It’s easy when you have a suspect who leaves behind a manifesto or something like that to tell you why they did what they did,” Contee said at a news briefing Thursday afternoon. “His family has not suggested any reason why he did this. Honestly, I just don’t know that answer yet. But we’re not going to stop until we finally find it.” More Local News More DC News Edmund Burke School reopens for 1st time since Van Ness shooting Police are also still trying to figure out how Spencer financially supported himself leading up to the shooting...
    D.C. police and federal law enforcement are still trying to determine the motive behind the sniper shooting in the Van Ness area Friday, but the District’s police chief said Monday afternoon that the suspect fired more than 200 shots and had 800 more rounds of ammunition in reserve. Police Chief Robert Contee said at a news conference that Raymond Spencer, 23, had four long guns and two handguns in the fifth-floor apartment, and that three of the long guns were “constructed so they were fully automatic.” Classes were canceled Monday. at the Edmund Burke School, where the shooter appeared to be concentrating. Four people were wounded, including a sixth-grader who was grazed by a bullet. Two people are still in critical condition but stable, Contee said: “They are not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination, but right now it appears they’re hanging in there.” Contee said Spencer had “a little command center” set up in the bathroom of the apartment in the Ava Van Ness building, with a laptop, cellphone, pillow and blankets, as well as...
    Classes are canceled Monday for students at the Edmund Burke School in D.C. to allow for students and staff to get support and care following the sniper shooting that threw the Van Ness area into chaos Friday afternoon. The broad daylight shooting along a busy D.C. street in Van Ness on Friday caused an hourslong lockdown for some students and residents in the area. More DC News More Crime News Four people were shot — including a 12-year-old girl — when the gunman unleashed a flurry of bullets from his window. At last word, two adults had critical injuries but were in stable condition. Authorities said it was amazing more people weren’t hit or killed and that more than 100 shots were fired. They expect to continue finding bullet holes in buildings and vehicles. Police later found the suspect, Raymond Spencer, 23 of Fairfax County, dead in an apartment and officials said he had constructed a “sniper-type setup” before he opened fire. “Obviously, his intent was to kill and hurt members of our community,” and this person was...
    In the middle of an investigation of a shooting in Van Ness, two separate shootings were also reported in another part of Northwest D.C. The first one happened right after 6:30 p.m. Friday on the 600 block of Kennedy Street in the Brightwood neighborhood. Police said three men were shot. Police said they are looking for a man wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black face mask. The second shooting happened right before 7 p.m. at Cedar Street and Blair road near the Takoma Metro station. A man in a wheelchair was shot, and police are looking for three men who may be linked to the shooting. The severity of the victims’ injuries are unknown, but they are alert. Earlier Friday afternoon, four people were hurt in the Van Ness area following a shooting near an elementary school. A person police believe was the suspect was found dead in an apartment building. WTOP’s Abigail Constantino contributed to this report.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least four people, including a 12-year-old girl, were shot when a gunman unleashed a flurry of bullets in the nation’s capital Friday, leading to lockdowns at several schools and leaving a community on edge before the suspect was found dead hours later. The suspected gunman was found dead Friday night inside an apartment at the scene as Metropolitan Police Department officers conducted door-to-door searches of buildings in the area. READ MORE: Natalie Portman, Lupita Nyong'o To Begin Filming Apple TV's 'Lady In The Lake' Adaptation In Baltimore, Author SaysHours earlier, police believe the man had erected a “sniper-type setup” with a tripod and rifle in his apartment and began firing indiscriminately at people walking below, Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said. The shooting was recorded and posted online on 4chan, an online message board. The four victims — a 54-year-old man who is a retired police officer, a woman in her 30s, a woman in her mid-60s who was grazed by a bullet, and a 12-year-old girl who was shot in the arm — were all expected...
    At least four individuals have been injured, and a suspect is still on the loose after a Friday afternoon shooting in Washington D.C.’s Northwest Van Ness area, according to local police. D.C. Assistant Police Chief Stuart Emerman said that police were called to the 2900 block of Van Ness Street, NW, around 3:20 p.m. for reports of gunshots, where they found three people suffering from gunshot wounds. As of 7:54 p.m., the D.C police department confirmed there were four total victims of the shooting. Of the four, two are adult females, one is an adult male, and one is a 12-year-old female. The juvenile is in stable condition with a minor gunshot wound, according to Emerman. The adult male and one of the adult females were hospitalized in critical condition but were stable. The fourth adult female victim was in her mid-60s and was treated at the scene after suffering a graze wound to her back. 7:54 pm Update: There are 4 total victims in this shooting incident. 2 adult females, 1 adult male, and a juvenile (12 year-old) female. The additional adult female...
    Catbox Washington DC active shooter video Raymond Spencer is the person of interest in the Washington DC active shooter incident, according to police. Police tweeted that he is 23 and from Fairfax, Virginia. Police Raymond Spencer Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Three people were shot in an active shooter situation in Washington D.C., police said in a news conference on April 22, 2022. Video emerged showing what appeared to be shooting from the gunman’s perspective, with a red target in the middle of the screen as gunfire erupted out of a window near a school. Here’s the video, although police said they are still working to authenticate it. It can also be found here. Two of the victims, adults, are in critical but stable condition, police said in the news conference. A juvenile is in stable condition with a minor gunshot wound. Police believe some vehicles were damaged. They don’t know whether there are any relationships between those three victims. The...
    Catbox Washington DC active shooter video Three people were shot in an active shooter situation in Washington D.C. Washington D.C. police said in a news conference. Video emerged showing what appeared to from the shooter’s perspective, with a red target in the middle of the screen as gunfire erupts out of a window near a school. Here’s one of the videos, although police said they are still working to authenticate it. It can also be found here. Two of the victims, adults, are in critical but stable condition. A juvenile is in stable condition with a minor gunshot wound. Police believe some vehicles were damaged. They don’t know whether there are any relationships between those three. The suspect or suspects are at large, and police do not have a motive yet. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Alert Page, Inc., reported it on Twitter as, “WASHINGTON DC | *ACTIVE SHOOTER* | 4101 CONNECTICUT AVE NW | PD REPORTING SOMEONE SHOOTING FROM BUILDING ACROSS FROM THE EDMUND...
    WASHINGTON -- Police say at least three people were injured in a shooting Friday in northwest Washington, D.C., and city officials are warning people in the area to stay inside because of an "active threat."Dozens of law enforcement officers responded to the scene near Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness St. in the Van Ness neighborhood of Washington. The incident is just down the road from Howard University Law School.Police in tactical gear were seen escorting people out of an apartment building. Officers pointed their rifles upward toward other buildings and windows as the people moved quickly down the street with their hands raised above their heads.At least one person was seen being led away by police in handcuffs.Authorities said the three shooting victims included two men and a juvenile female. The Metropolitan Police Department is warning people who live in the nearby neighborhoods of Cleveland Park and Van Ness to shelter in place.The University of the District of Columbia, which is located nearby, went into lockdown, telling students and staff to shelter and stay in place. In a tweet, the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say at least three people were injured in a shooting Friday in northwest Washington, D.C., and city officials are warning people in the area to stay inside because of an “active threat.” Dozens of law enforcement officers are responding to the scene near Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness St. in the Van Ness neighborhood of Washington. The incident is just down the road from Howard University Law School. READ MORE: Water Assistance Program Launched For Low-Income Households In MarylandAuthorities said the three shooting victims included two men and a juvenile female. The Metropolitan Police Department is warning people who live in the nearby neighborhoods of Cleveland Park and Van Ness to shelter in place. The University of the District of Columbia, which is located nearby, went into lockdown, telling students and staff to shelter and stay in place. In a tweet, the college said there was an “active shooting incident near student housing” and the suspect remained at large. READ MORE: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Brings Live Performances To The Community -- Free Of ChargeVideo posted on...
    Police are responding to reports that at least two people were shot in the area of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street in Northwest D.C. D.C. police are responding to the 4100 block of Connecticut Avenue Northwest. where there is a growing police presence. Current street closures as of 4 p.m. include Connecticut Avenue Northwest between Sedgwick and Yuma streets; Tilden Street between Reno Road and 29th Street Northwest, and Van Ness Street at Connecticut Avenue Northwest. [email protected] responding to assist @DCPoliceDept with on-going shooting investigation. https://t.co/vblr7gfPsP pic.twitter.com/1FLFcUFh5h — ATF Washington (@ATFWashington) April 22, 2022 This is a developing story. WTOP has a reporter on the way to the scene. See a map of where the shooting happened below:
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A shooting in the area of San Francisco’s Van Ness Avenue thoroughfare left a 41-year-old man injured early Thursday morning, according to police. The shooting was reported around 1:05 a.m. in the 2200 block of Van Ness. READ MORE: Man Hit By Car In East San Jose In Possible Domestic Violence Incident; Woman Arrested Police said the victim and another man in his 40s were involved in a physical altercation that escalated when the suspect took out a gun and shot him. The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening. READ MORE: Berkeley Police Find Missing 15-Year-Old Girl, Arrest 25-Year-Old Man No arrest has been made in connection with the shooting and police did not provide a detailed description of the suspect. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.   MORE NEWS: Dixie Fire Update: Blaze Explodes...
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