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D.C. Soundstage shooting suspect sought by MPD

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A suspect and two persons of interest are being sought by MPD detectives in connection to the shooting this past weekend at a Northeast Washington nightclub that injured five people.

Five people were injured in the shooting, which happened early Saturday morning. Photo: ABC7
Two persons of interest are being sought along with the suspect. Photo: MPD

Authorities say that the suspect in the Saturday morning shooting at the D.C.  Soundstage nightclub in the 2400 block of Benning Road may face charges of assault with intent to kill.

Shooting broke out at the Benning Road venue just after 2:15 a.m. Saturday, police say. Patrons at D.C. Soundstage say that it was getting ready to close for the night when the suspect got into a fight with another patron. He left, and when he returned a few minutes later, he began shooting into the nightclub.

Five people, including four men and one woman, were shot. Their injuries were not considered life threatening. Officials enacted an emergency 96-hour closure for the club after the shooting.

The suspect in the shooting is being described as a 20 to 25-year-old black man standing about 6 feet tall. He had shoulder-length drealocks and a full beard, wore all black and was armed with a large silver revolver.

Two other persons of interest are being sought in connection with the shooting. One is described as a man wearing no shirt, blue jeans, black boxer shorts and a dark skullcap during the shooting; the other is only described as wearing a black top and having his hair pinned up in braids.

Anyone with information is asked to call D.C. police.

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