DC shooter who injured 4 with 'a sniper-type setup' found dead, police confirm
- The gunman in a Friday evening DC
shootingwas found dead in an apparent suicide, police confirmed.
- The four victims — one man, two women, and a female child — are being treated for their injuries.
A shooting suspect was found dead in Washington, DC on Friday following the incident that injured four, police said.
"The suspect that we believe is responsible for this is now deceased. We believe that the suspect took his own life as MPD members were entering or breaching the apartment with a suspect was located," Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia said at a press conference.
"I am unable to confirm the identity of the suspect at this time, pending official notification to the family," Contee added. "But I will say that we put out a person of interest earlier and we are no longer looking for that person of interest.
Raymond Spencer, 23, was earlier identified as a person of interest in the shooting.
The four victims — one man, two women, and a female child — are being treated for their injuries. One of the shooting victims was a retired member of the police department, Contee specified.
"This was very much a sniper-type setup with a tripod, and this person obviously his intent was to kill and hurt members of our community," Contee said of the incident.
The shooter fired more than 20 rounds, Contee confirmed, and said it was "very possible" he fired more than one weapon during the incident. Further information regarding a possible motive was not released.
"I can also tell you that inside of the suspect's apartment, we've recovered over six firearms, including several long guns, multiple multiple rounds of ammunition and handguns as well," Contee added.
The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia told Insider no further information is available at this time, given the ongoing investigation.
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