One dead, four hospitalized after shooting at DC hotel

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Five people were shot at a Washington, D.C., hotel in the early hours of Thursday morning in an incident that left one woman dead, police said.

The shooting took place at a Days Inn hotel on the 4400 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, near the University of the District of Columbia, according to tweets posted by the city's Metropolitan Police Department.

One adult female victim was transported to the hospital in grave condition, police said, adding an update at 9:18 a.m. to say that she had been pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to police, the other four victims also received treatment at the hospital.

Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. Police Commander Duncan Bedlion said at a press conference on Thursday that some of the shooting victims were found at the scene and others took themselves to the hospital.

Bedlion added that the police believe there was a party inside a hotel room with multiple people in attendance

Police Chief Robert J. Contee III told reporters that the police were searching in the immediate area of the hotel for a person in connection with the shooting, The Washington Post reported.

He said that the shooting took place in a room at the hotel and a handgun was recovered from the scene.

Contee said police have responded to 73 calls to the hotel since July, including 18 for disorderly conduct, and other complaints involving drugs and loitering, The Post reported.

D.C. police did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.

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