Police: Hit-And-Run Suspect Opens Fire On Crowd

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) – Authorities are investigating a shooting in the District after a hit-and-run suspect allegedly fired into a crowd of bystanders and firefighters overnight.

D.C. Police spokesperson Araz Alali tells WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves that D.C. firefighters – working a “soft posting” assignment – were treating several people injured in a car accident in the 1200 block of H Street NE around 4:30 a.m.

A man believed to be the driver in the hit-and-run returned to the scene a short time later. When police attempted to question the man, he reportedly pulled out a gun and opened fire.

The gunman then fled in a car, but crashed and was arrested in the 1500 block of East Capitol Street.

Two people are in custody in connection with the incident, police say. The identities of the suspects have not yet been released.

No one was injured in the shooting. The conditions of the victims are unclear.

Soft posting was implemented in 2013 to deter crime in the District during overnight hours. A D.C. firefighter was relieved of duty on June 12 after refusing orders to participate in the program.

WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves contributed to this report. Follow Mark and WNEW on Twitter.

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