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Police Investigating Shots Fired Near White House

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U.S. Park Police are investigating an incident of shots fired near the White House Friday night.

A spokesperson with the Secret Service says witnesses heard shots and saw two vehicles racing on Constitution Avenue toward 17th Street. Police later found one of the vehicles abandoned on an on-ramp near 23rd and Constitution Avenue.

An AK-47 assault rifle was recovered, but no one is in custody. A spokesperson for the Park Police says the White House did not appear to have been the focus of the incident.

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