Early morning drive-by shooting injures 13 in DC

Gunmen in multiple cars opened fire on a large crowd in Northwest Washington, D.C., and police expect the number of injured will rise.

A drive-by shooting early Monday in Northwest Washington, D.C., sent 12 people to the hospital, seven of them with gunshot wounds, police said.

Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham said gunmen in multiple cars opened fire at 2:45 a.m. on a large crowd standing outside of Tyler House, a low-income housing facility in the area, the Washington Post reported.

Of the three men and four women shot, the most seriously injured was shot in the back. The others suffered wounds to the hands, arms and legs or were grazed by bullets. All are expected to survive, according to a report by NBC News.

Police are still interviewing witnesses and victims. They've released a surveillance video of the shooting and are asking for the public's help in identifying two vehicles — one, an older-model, dark BMW, the other a light-colored sedan.

According to the Washington Post, the shooting took place across the street from a liquor store where seven people were shot in October. Police are unsure of why the crowd was gathered at the time of the shooting, and are investigating whether the shooting stemmed from an altercation earlier at a nearby club. They haven't ruled out the possibility that some members of the crowd may have fired back at the vehicles.

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