• All six individuals shot were men, one of whom was killed
  • No suspect information was released following the shooting
  • It is unclear whether the victims knew each other

Washington D.C. -- A mass shooting incident in northeast D.C. left one dead and five others injured Monday, authorities said.

The incident took place around 8:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of F Street. All six of the victims shot were men, the Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee confirmed. Officials are seeking the public’s help for any information that could lead to an arrest.

One of the six people shot succumbed to his injuries while the remaining five were transported to hospitals for treatment, according to WUSA9.

“MPD has responded to the 1500 block of F Street NE for a shooting. Preliminary reports of multiple victims,” the police department wrote on Twitter.

No details about a possible suspect were released. It is also unclear if the victims knew each other before the shooting.

"We appear to have a large group of people who were in the area when the shots rang out," Contee told reporters and added, "We have no idea why the shots were fired at this point."

The incident marks the sixth mass shooting in the city this year, according to the D.C. Police Union. The weekend also saw six different shooting incidents in D.C. that involved 11 people being shot in a span of 12 hours, police said.

Contee said the "common denominator" is "illegal firearms in the hands of people who shouldn't have them and when disputes get resolved as a result of a gun being used,” ABC News reported.

"I'm angered and I'm sad. I'm angered at the fact that residents had to experience this in their community tonight. The residents didn't deserve this," Contee replied when asked about the community’s frustration with the violent crimes that have recently been reported.

"They did not deserve to have people shot in the communities where they live. I'm saddened because I know of all of the investments that the city has made in violence interruption efforts," the MPD chief continued.

"We have people who are in our communities who just have lost their sense of humanity. And that really saddens me," Contee added.

hd-wallpaper-1531277_1280 (14)
Representative image Credit: Pixabay / diegoparra