Police: 4 People Shot in Northwest DC; Officer Hit by Car

Four men have been shot at the intersection of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue NW Wednesday afternoon and an officer on a bike was struck by a car near the scene, police say.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said a gunman at first opened fire on one man, shooting him multiple times before shooting three additional men outside the Big Ben liquor store on New York Ave. The suspect then ran away and is still at large, Lanier said.

Police released the following surveillance photo of the suspect:

A bike officer was struck by a car while trying to cross North Capitol St. to respond to the shooting, Lanier said. He is in good condition and is expected to be OK, Lanier said.

The men who were shot have been taken to a hospital and are expected to survive, Lanier said.

Police believe the shooting was not random.

A suspect is still at large after four men were shot at the intersection of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue NW Wednesday afternoon, police say. A bike officer was also injured while riding to the scene. News4’s Darcy Spencer reports.

Traffic was backed up on North Capitol and New York Ave. as police investigated the crime scene. Some roads were blocked in the area, but have since reopened.

Editor's Note: The original version of this story incorrectly reported the shooting happened in Northeast.

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