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Diners run for their lives as gunfire breaks out at restaurant in Washington DC in broad daylight


Diners are seen running for their lives when two men are shot at Washington DC restaurant in broad daylight

  • Police have been called to 14th Street in Washington DC where at least two shot
  • One man was shot in the chest and one in the arm, DC police have confirmed 
  • People dining at restaurants in the lively area were seen running from gunshots
  • Social media images appeared to show people injured by Mexicue restaurant 

Police in Washington DC are responding to reports of a gunman opening fire along a busy dining street.

Shots were heard on 14th Street near the Mexicue restaurant.

Witnesses told The Huffington Post they saw a person in a black sedan shooting out on to 14th Street sidewalk, with the car then speeding off. 

One man was shot in the chest and another in the arm, according to WUSA9. Both were conscious and breathing.  

Photos and video on social media appeared to show people being treated for injuries. 

People are seen running from gunshots in Washington DC on Thursday evening

Police are now searching to see if any more victims were caught in the crossfire. 

The site is two blocks from Le Diplomat, one of DC’s buzziest eateries, where President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the vice president, dined on Memorial Day. 

Images on social media showed tables upturned and glass shattered as outdoor diners fled in panic. 

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