Washington: One person has been killed and five others wounded on Thursday (Sept 19) in a shooting that took place on the streets of Washington, DC, not far from the White House, police said. 

There is no clarity on whether a suspect has been taken into custody, but Reuters reported that a law enforcement source told them that it was not considered an “active shooter” situation. 

The source said the five wounded victims of the shooting were expected to survive their injuries. 

The gunfire erupted in the Columbia Heights neighbourhood, about 3km from the White House on Thursday night. 

ABC affiliate WJLA-TV posted images on Twitter of ambulances carrying victims from the scene and said there had been a “massive” police response at the intersection of 14th Street and Columbia Road.