Update: On Sunday night, police announced they had made an arrest and that details were forthcoming.
Police are investigating a shooting that took place Sunday morning during an apparent attempted robbery at the Whole Foods Market (600 H St. NE). The suspect is still at large.
Shots were fired shortly after 10:30 a.m., said First District Commander Kane. The suspect is described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, about 5 ‘6” to 5’ 7” tall with a dark complexion and long dreads. He was wearing a long black jacket or coat, wearing a black ski mask, dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and New Balance brand running shoes.
The suspect fled in the alley towards I Street NE in a Red Honda Civic Zip Car Tag FT9420. Update: The car was located Sunday afternoon in the Sixth District. An MPD spokesperson was unable to confirm if it had been stolen. Officers are still searching for the suspect.
Families, many with small children, were shopping in the grocery store and eating in the market café. The store is a popular destination particularly on weekends. Customers fled the market into the street and into backrooms at the sound of gunfire, witnesses said on social media.
The victim of the shooting was a cashier, said police at the scene. The cashier was shot twice and was transported to local hospital in serious condition, and was still conscious and breathing.
The store is closed pending the investigation.
Scene of a shooting on a Sunday morning in northeast DC – Whole Foods checkout. pic.twitter.com/5fbbSHox0N
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Anyone who has information related to this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099. You can also text your tip (including photos or video) to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411.
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This story is updating.