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Several Injured In Drive-By Shooting On North Capitol Street

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Police investigating the scene closed area streets to traffic.
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As many as 13 people were injured, one seriously so, early this morning in a drive-by shooting in Northwest D.C.

D.C. police say the shooting happened around 2:10 a.m. outside an apartment building in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street.

It was originally reported that seven were shot, three women are four men according to NBC Washington, and all are conscious and stable. That number was later revised up to 13 later in the day. No specifics on the condition of those four additional victims, all of whom were taken to the hospital.

Initial reports said that one of the two vehicles may have been a blue BMW, but police have since backed off that description. Nobody was able to get the tag number in the chaotic scene. Officers are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting, investigating whether it had anything to do with people leaving a nearby club that had 15 minutes before the shooting occurred.

A spokesman says investigators do not have a motive yet for what is being described as an assault with intent to kill, and still need to interview many witnesses.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call police at (202) 727-9099. There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Traffic remains impacted while police investigate the scene. WAMU's Jerry Edwards reported that police were directing traffic at New York Avenue at North Capitol Street, and the southbound ramp was closed for much of the morning.

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