A Suspect Is In Custody After 6 People Were Shot Outside A Club In The Nation’s Capital, Police Say

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Sixc people were shot late Friday outside a nightclub in the nation’s capital, police said.

WASHINGTON: Sixc people were shot late Friday outside a nightclub in the nation’s capital, police said.

The shootings happened around 11:30 p.m. in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington.

Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Ramey Kyle said officers were called after a dispute started inside the nightclub and “spilled into the street.”

The six people who were shot had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police arrested a suspect nearby and recovered a firearm, Kyle said. Police did not immediately provide additional details about the suspect or what prompted the dispute.

The District of Columbia is struggling with a sharp increase in violent crime, which rose 39% in 2023. That was largely fueled by a 35% jump in homicides while carjackings nearly doubled.

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