Breaking: Shooting outside National Zoo in DC

NBC Washington

Police confirm one man has been injured in a shooting outside the National Zoo Monday afternoon.

Stay tuned for updates.



The shooting just after 5:15 p.m. Monday occurred near the 3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue NW but there’s no confirmation whether the person shot was a man or a child.

Police have shut down Connecticut Avenue between Devonshire Place and Cathedral Avenue.

WTOP’s Director of Traffic and Transit Operations, Jim Battagliese, was at the zoo and tells WTOP he heard shots.


There is heavy police presence at the National Zoo after unconfirmed reports of shots fired, WUSA9’s Bruce Johnson reports.

Police say a male has been shot in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Officials are looking for two black males, one of them is wearing a black shirt and anotheis wearing a purple shirt.

WUSA9’s Bruce Johnson heard shots being fired as thousands came to celebrate ‘African American Day & Easter Monday.’

The National Zoo is currently closed. They confirmed the incident happened outside the zoo.

WTOP reports that “the victim is conscious and breathing.”

NBC Washington reports that two men were shot. Neither has life-threatening injuries. One man was shot in the arm and the other in the hand.

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