2 shot near entrance to National Zoo

Posted at 5:59 PM, Apr 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-21 19:19:51-04

WASHINGTON (WTVR) — Police said two people were shot near the entrance to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon.

WUSA reporter Bruce Johnson said he heard shots being fired as thousands came to celebrate “African American Day & Easter Monday” at the zoo.

Police said a male victim was shot in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue, N.W., just after 5:15 p.m.

The victims, who were injured in their arm and hand, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Officials are searching for two black males, one of them was wearing a black shirt and another was wearing a purple shirt.

WUSA reports that the zoo was closed after officials confirmed the incident happened outside the zoo.

Stay with and CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story. 

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