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1 killed, 5 wounded in Northeast D.C. shooting

One person was killed and five people — including two boys — were wounded in a shooting early Wednesday evening in Northeast Washington, police said.

The incident unfolded in the 1100 block of 21st Street in the Carver Langston neighborhood just after 6 p.m., according to D.C. Police Chief Pamela A. Smith. Officials said two assailants got out of a car and opened fire into a crowd.

Responding officers found five victims wounded in the area — a 9-year-old boy, a woman and three men, Smith said. One man died of his wounds and the other victims were taken to hospitals, Smith said. The surviving victims are believed to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

A short time later, a 12-year-old boy, who investigators think was wounded in the attack, arrived at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Smith said.

Officials released images captured by surveillance cameras of a gray or light-blue four-door sedan with paper license tags and heavily tinted windows, Smith said.

Police did not immediately know what prompted the attack.

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