A pair of shootings Thursday in Washington left two dead and seven wounded.

The first occurred around 10 p.m. after District of Columbia police received a call about a confrontation outside a Columbia Heights apartment building. Witnesses said two men armed with an “AK style” weapons open fired on a group of people before fleeing in “a light-colored Nissan sedan.”

Police arrived to find a man dead and six people wounded. The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment for wounds ranging from critical to minor.

“Our detectives are continuing to interview individuals up here on the scene, as well as review camera footage we can find from the neighborhood,” Police Cmdr. Stuart Emerman told reporters.

The Metropolitan Police Department issued a crime alert on its Twitter following the first shooting.

A short time later, police were called to Rhode Island Avenue NE about a second shooting. Officers arrived to find three people injured, one unconscious and two conscious.

All three were rushed to nearby hospitals to be treated for their wounds. One was later pronounced dead while the other two were listed in stable condition and expected to recover.

As of Friday, police have not provided a description of what happened or possible suspects in the second shooting.

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