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Eyewitness reports: Shooting at National Zoo in DC, police confirm one victim [pics]

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http://twitter.com/#!/lrozen/status/458354954206715904

Reports of shots fired at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. this afternoon:

http://twitter.com/#!/PFSwarts/status/458355680853123072
http://twitter.com/#!/JummyTV/status/458361379297431552

From the D.C. Police’s Twitter feed:

http://twitter.com/#!/DCPoliceDept/status/458356468291760130

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Traffic control is under MPD directions. Use alt. rtes.
//7066— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) April 21, 2014

Police Activity update:
* NB traffic on Connecticut Ave NW at Cathedral Ave has been reopened. SB remains unchanged.
//7066— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) April 21, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/DCPoliceDept/status/458358841806454784

According to media, police have confirmed that one person was shot:

http://twitter.com/#!/RussPtacek/status/458355875473031169
http://twitter.com/#!/CourtneyMims1/status/458357989171548162

The victim’s condition is not yet known, but FOX-5 DC reports that police are searching for two teenage suspects:

http://twitter.com/#!/fox5newsdc/status/458359376299171840

WUSA anchor Bruce Johnson was already on the scene when the shooting occurred:

http://twitter.com/#!/brucejohnson9/status/458360959124652033

The zoo has been closed for the day:

http://twitter.com/#!/NationalZoo/status/458360549668311041

We will continue to monitor this story and update with further developments.

Update:

There is a possible second victim of the shooting:

http://twitter.com/#!/jackiebensen/status/458364188646047744

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/21/eyewitness-reports-shooting-at-national-zoo-in-dc-police-confirm-one-victim-pics/

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