Several people are seriously injured after a masked gunman opened fire in a frenzied attack on Washington DC.A SWAT team is understood to be at the scene as police look for a black male wearing a mask and an Adidas jacket still at large in the American capital.
Four people wounded in the attack were rushed to hospital in the city’s NoMa neighbourhood. The Fire Department has confirmed that ambulances picked up three victims with gunshot wounds and one other with a “non-gunshot wound”.
A police officer on a bike was hit by a car at the scene of the shooting. Officers have sealed off the perimeter and have established a diversion for traffic in the area.
The shooting took place about a mile north of Capitol Hill and the White House. It comes as Boston searches for a lone gunman who opened fire in a frenzied attack on a school.