Police arrest suspect in shooting outside Washington DC nightclub

Police arrest suspect in shooting outside Washington DC nightclub

Washington DC— Five people were shot Friday night outside a nightlife venue in Washington D.C.the police reported.

The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of the American capital.

The officers arrived at the scene after receiving a notice of a dispute that began inside the premises and had “moved to the street,” explained the deputy director of the Metropolitan Police Department, Ramey Kyle.

The five injured people did not have life-threatening injuries, he added.

Authorities arrested a suspect nearby and recovered a firearm, Kyle said. The police did not offer any further details about the detainee or the reasons for the dispute.

The District of Columbia faces a sharp spike in violent crime, which rose 39% in 2023, driven largely by a 35% increase in the number of homicides. In addition, vehicle thefts almost doubled.

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