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Newsline: Shots fired near embassies of China, Pakistan, Israel, Nigeria and Singapore in Washington

Three people were shot Friday in Washington D.C., prompting a heavy police response as authorities continue to search the area for any suspects, authorities said. The Metropolitan Police Department said it received reports around 3:20 p.m. of shots fired in the 4100 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. Social media users reported hearing heavy gunfire in the area. Responding officers found a man, woman and a girl with gunshot wounds. They were listed in stable condition and were expected to survive, the MPD said. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said on Twitter that it is also responding to the shooting to assist local authorities. Uniformed Secret Service personnel are also helping the MPD, it said. Anthony Guglielmi, the chief of communications for the U.S. Secret Service, said the shooting had “no impact to Secret Service protectees.” (https://www.foxnews.com/us/dc-police-respond-reports-shots-fired-shooting-victims) The shooting occurred near several embassies in the Van Ness area, including embassies for China, Pakistan, Israel, Nigeria and Singapore.

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