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Update, April 22: Two men were reportedly injured in the gunfire outside the zoo Monday afternoon, the Washington Post reports. Neither man is thought to be seriously injured. One man was found on the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW outside the zoo and the other man was found about four blocks away.
The motive of the shooting is still unknown. The area was especially crowded when the shooting occurred at 5;17 p.m. as the zoo hosted an annual Easter Monday event.
Original Story: One man was injured in a shooting outside the National Zoo on the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed.
The victim is currently conscious and breathing.
The shooting occurred at 5:17 p.m. this afternoon. Officials are searching for two suspects described only as black male teenagers, according to Officer Paul Metcalf. At this time, it is not known whether the suspects knew the victim or what led to the shooting.
The 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW going southbound is currently closed.
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