Nine people including two juveniles, were shot and wounded during the early hours of Wednesday in Washington, D.C., authorities said.
Assistant Chief Leslie Parsons of the Metropolitan Police Department stated on Twitter that the shooting took place shortly before 1 a.m. on Meade Street in the northeastern part of the U.S. capital. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered multiple victims, among them a 9-year-old and a 17-year-old.
According to Parsons, a dark-colored SUV drove through the neighborhood, stopped, and then opened fire on the victims who were outside, enjoying the July Fourth holiday. He characterized the shooting as targeted.
The injured victims were taken to local hospitals by D.C. Fire and EMS, with some victims self-transporting. Parsons confirmed that all the victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and at that moment, none of them had been identified.
The immediate circumstances regarding the number of shooters in the vehicle were unclear, and no arrests have been made thus far.
This shooting in Washington, D.C. is the most recent occurrence in a series of mass shootings during a violent holiday weekend.
In Baltimore, on early Sunday morning, thirty people were shot, resulting in two fatalities, at a block party.
On Monday night in Philadelphia, a suspect wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire on the streets, leading to the deaths of five individuals and the injury of two boys aged 2 and 13, before ultimately surrendering to responding officers.
In Texas, late on Monday night, three people were killed, and eight others were injured when several men fired indiscriminately into a crowd of hundreds gathered in a neighborhood following a local festival. The shooting occurred in the Como neighborhood of Fort Worth, approximately two hours after the annual ComoFest had concluded.
Additionally, in Florida, a 7-year-old child was fatally shot during an altercation between two groups celebrating July 4th along a causeway crossing Tampa Bay.
In Tennessee, Metro police are investigating after a teen was shot and killed in East Nashville on the Fourth of July. Police said the shooting happened at the Fallbrook Apartments on Dellway Villa Road.