RAYMOND Spencer is now “a person of interest” in connection to the Washington DC shooting rampage near a school that left four people injured, police say.
His picture was released on Twitter after a shooter, who is at large, opened fire near Edmund Burke School, injuring a juvenile and three adults, two of whom are in critical condition.
Assistant Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department Stuart Emerman said: “We would like [Spencer] to come forward to the police, turn himself in so we may speak with him further as a person of interest.”
“His name came up through some of the social media things that we have seen so far,” Emerman said, after naming the 23-year-old Spencer from Fairfax, Virginia.
“We want to have a conversation with him, we want to figure out what’s going on, if he is involved in this or not in any way, shape, or form. We don’t know if he is in the area, we are working to determine if he is or is not.”
Cops in DC are also working to authenticate a disturbing video that appears to show the shooter firing multiple shots in the area in question but this clip has yet to be verified.
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Type of weapon used?
Police said they do not yet have an indication of the type of weapon used despite videos capturing the sound of the gunfire.
‘No suspect yet in custody’
There is no suspect yet in custody and a motive for the shooting remains unknown as the investigation is in early stages.
Hope and understanding’
The “hope and understanding is that they will survive,” DC officials said at a press conference.
The relationship between the victims, if any, is unknown.
What did Washington DC Metro Police say about the shooting?
The two adult victims are in critical but stable condition.
The juvenile victim is suffering from a minor gunshot wound, officials said.
A fourth victim had been described as a mid 60s female who was shot in upper back, suffering from a graze wound, cops said.
‘Person of interest’
A shooter opened fire near Edmund Burke School on Friday, according to police.
Cops said the shooter injured a juvenile and left two adults in critical condition.
A fourth victim has also been identified by cops.
“We would like him to come forward to the police, turn himself in so we may speak with him further as a person of interest,” cops said.
Who is Raymond Spencer?
Police in Washington, DC, are looking for 23-year-old Raymond Spencer of Fairfax, Virginia.
Spencer is wanted in connection to the DC shooting rampage that left four people injured on Friday.
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