The Metropolitan Police Department released photos Tuesday of two men investigators are trying to question about a shooting at a Northeast D.C. nightclub that injured five people.
The shooting happened as the club, D.C. Soundstage, was closing in the early morning hours Saturday. One man was involved in an altercation with a patron as the club closed, left the club, then re-entered and began firing inside, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Hugh Carew said. One woman and four men were shot, but all five were expected to survive.
Police described the shooter as a 20- to 25-year-old black man, about 6 feet tall, with shoulder-length dreadlocks and a full beard who possibly wore all black clothing. He is not one of the men shown in the photos police released Tuesday, Officer Carew said.
The two “persons of interest” whose photos were released are described by police as a black man wearing no shirt, blue jeans and a dark skull cap, and a second black man wearing a black top and with his braided hair pinned up.
Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier ordered D.C. Soundstage closed through Wednesday after the shooting. The District’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will review a report on the incident at their Wednesday meeting and could make further recommendations.
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Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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