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Two Dead, Three Injured In Clay Terrace Shooting

WaPo confirms two have died in the Clay Terrace shooting this afternoon.

5:51 p.m.: D.C. Police Department spokesperson Traci Hughes is not able to confirm that two teenagers have died. She says one has died from their injuries, the other is in critical condition.

5:39 p.m.: WJLA says two are dead. Lanier says that there were plenty witnesses and implored them to step forward. Cops are on the lookout for a black SUV with tinted windows. It is unclear whether it was a driveby shooting or whether gunfire was exchanged. Multiple, different shell casings were found on the scene. WTOP has more from Lanier. WaPo has an update with Fenty's comments.

Original Post:

D.C. Police are responding to a shooting that has left one dead and four injured, the Washington Post is reporting. A police spokesperson says that the shooting took place along the 5300 block of Clay Terrace NE. District government set out the following text alert:

"MPD confirms a multiple shooting of five juveniles in the 5300 blk of Clay Terrace NE., 5300 black Clay Terrace NE, has been close due to police activities."

There is a crime camera on that block.

The Fire Department is saying at least three are critical injured, WJLA is reporting. All the victims were males.

5:03 p.m. WaPo has this update:

"In all, five people have been shot, one fatally and at least three have serious injuries, said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and EMS Department. All the victims are in their teens and 20s, authorities said.

D.C. Police spokesman Quintin Peterson said the shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 5300 block of Clay Terrace in Northeast D.C."

WUSA is also on the scene.

Pat Collins is on the scene as well. All victims were teenagers. The shooting involved an exchange of gunfire. Police found a weapon on the scene, say shooting may have involved a gunfight between rival gangs. Police are looking for a black Chevy Tahoe. Mayor Fenty and Chief Lanier are both on the scene. Fenty is expected to speak.

Some background: In October 2008, law enforcement had arrested 22 on drug and weapons charges in Clay Terrace.

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