A wild shooting in DC which was partially caught on video has become a sensation on social media after it occurred in one of the most popular and liberal neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
As Fox News reports:
Police in Washington, D.C., late Thursday appealed for the public’s help in identifying the suspects seen fleeing in a getaway car after allegedly opening fire on a bustling street about one mile away from the White House.
The Metropolitan Police Department said it obtained video footage that showed the suspects jumping into an “older black sedan” and speeding off. The shooting occurred at about 8:20 p.m. in the area of 14th and Riggs Street, Northwest. Witnesses said they heard about 20 gunshots and two men were injured.
The suspects and vehicle, described as an older black sedan, were captured by a nearby camera and can be seen in video here. pic.twitter.com/n8P2gR5ps9
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 23, 2021
The scene was chaotic and the sound of gunfire sent a crowd running. Police arrived at the scene and found two men with gunshot wounds. They were both breathing and conscious. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A source told Fox 5 DC that one victim was hit in the arm and the other in the chest. The report said one victim appeared to be targeted and the other could be a bystander.
The shooting underscores a troubling rise in crime in the district. A reporter for WUSA said a man was killed three weeks ago during a walk with his wife a block away from Thursday’s crime scene.
Liberals across social media, including CNN’s Jim Acosta, posted their own personal videos from the crime scene in which gunshots can be heard ringing out close to the popular and expensive restaurant Le Diplomate before customers are forced to run for their lives:
Just hear what sounded like gun shots on 14th street in NW DC. People fleeing the popular Le Diplomate restaurant which seemed a few blocks away. pic.twitter.com/EuD40teccA
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 23, 2021
It seems as though liberals don’t care about crime until it’s happening in their own neighborhoods.