Two People Walk Into DC Fire Station With Critical Gunshot Wounds

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A man and woman entered a Washington, D.C., fire station Tuesday night with severe injuries from a shooting and were rushed to the hospital.

Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. in the area of Brentwood in Northeast, D.C. on Rhode Island Avenue. Officials said the unidentified man suffered life-threatening wounds, but have not given updates on his condition. The woman also sustained serious injuries in the shooting, but officials said her wounds are less severe, reports The Washington Post.

This is the second shooting within a several block radius on Rhode Island Avenue this week. Tony Jermaine Gates, 24, died in a homicide Monday night.

Authorities have not released any information on a possible suspect or person of interest in the shooting. It is unclear if the two victims know each other or provided any information on their attacker. (RELATED: One Dead As Violence Grips DC In Rash Of Shootings And Stabbings)

The homicide rate in the District spiked 54 percent in 2015 and is only 14 percent lower so far this year. Homicides have tripled this year in Ward 7.

D.C. is suffering a violent year overall, with 90 homicides across the city. The alarming surge in homicides is down from the shocking numbers in 2015, but is still historically high. There were a total of 105 homicides in 2014 and 88 in 2012.

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