On Monday, April 21, two men were wounded near the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. after its annual Easter event. Each of the men sustained a gunshot wound, one in the hand and the other man in the elbow. Metropolitan Police officers responded to shots fired near the entrance to the zoo at approximately 5 p.m.
Metropolitan Police department lieutenant Kelvin Cusick stated that both men were transported to area hospitals and later released. Cusick stated that police were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting and that as of now, no arrests had been made.
According to the Washington Post, the gunfire erupted approximately one hour after the Easter festivities ended. An estimated 16,000 people attended the event at the zoo.
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