Police officer shot at responding to DC street gun battle

Gunmen engaged in a street battle opened fire on responding police officers.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Police are searching for suspects engaged in an open gun battle on the streets of D.C.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sixth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and an Assault on a Police Officer offense that occurred Thursday in the 5000 block of Benning Road, Southeast.

At approximately 6:10 pm, multiple suspects were engaged in an exchange of gunfire at the listed location. On-duty MPD officers in the area heard the gunfire and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the suspects fired at the officers. A marked MPD vehicle sustained damage from the gunfire. The suspects then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

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