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Police report suspect in custody after shooting of 5 outside club in nation’s capital

Five people were shot outside a nightclub in Washington, D.C. at 11:30 p.m. in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The shootings followed a dispute that started inside the club and spilled into the street. Fortunately, the victims had non-life-threatening injuries. Police arrested a suspect nearby and confiscated a firearm. Details regarding the suspect and the cause of the dispute were not immediately released. The District of Columbia is experiencing a rise in violent crime, with a 39% increase in 2023, predominantly driven by a 35% surge in homicides and a nearly doubled rate of carjackings.


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