A man opened fire at various locations in Washington DC on Wednesday, injuring two people and killing a subway employee who tried to stop him, the Police Department said.
The police posted the notice from their Twitter account and then held a press conference.
Ashan Benedict, Deputy Executive Director of Police, reported at the press conference that the individual – now in custody – injured a person while riding a Metrobus in the vicinity of 14th Street and Potomac, around 9:00 am
The suspect went down to the Metro station and there he ran into someone who was buying a train ticket, whom he also shot, as well as another person and then the entity worker who tried to stop him, reported Fox 5 DC.
“His heroism has to be recognized here today,” Benedict said.
At the press conference, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser sent condolences to the employee’s family.
“We will work hand in hand with Metro to complete this investigation,” he promised.
Deputies said they found the suspect on the train platform at the Potomac Avenue Subway Station and took him into custody. So far the motives for the attacks are unknown.
“We have a gun violence issue in America, and sometimes, unfortunately, that spills over into Metro. But this is not a Metro-specific security issue. It’s an American gun violence issue. And I think that’s becoming increasingly clearer across the United States every day,” said Randy Clarke, general manager and chief executive officer of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, ABC News reported.
The United States has been involved in nearly four dozen shootings since the start of 2023, as the White House fights for Congress to pass a law to regulate weapons and ban long-range weapons.
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