WASHINGTON — Washington was rocked Thursday evening by two shootings — one at the gates of the U.S. Census Bureau’s headquarters and another in a popular area packed with restaurant patrons — authorities said.
In the incident at the Census Bureau, which is in Suitland, Maryland, a male guard positioned at one of the gates was shot at least once in the upper body, Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said.
That guard is being transported to a local hospital and is in extremely critical condition, according to Brady.
It was not clear what happened to the person who shot him.
About 10 miles away in Washington’s H Street corridor, ambulances with a police escort could be seen racing from the scene of another reported shooting.
The suspect in this incident was badly wounded, according to a police officer at the scene and a fire department official.
It was not immediately clear whether this incident and the one at the Census Bureau building were related.