1 dead, 5 injured in shooting in Washington DC

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One person has been killed and five others wounded after a gunman opened fire on the streets of Washington DC late Thursday.

The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighbourhood, near the White House.

Two suspects were seen in a Nissan sedan and used an "AK style rifle", police said in a statement, confirming it is no longer an "active shooter" situation.

"Detectives are interviewing witnesses and looking for camera footage," Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Emerman told reporters. 

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