UPDATE 11:56 p.m. — Two people are in custody in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon at Union Station.

An Amtrak spokesperson told DC News Now that one person suffered a minor foot injury in the attack. They believe the attack took place inside the West Hall, where some restaurants are located.

“It’s really sad. This is one of the places you don’t expect a shooting,” said Jorge Lomperte of Baltimore. “But I guess now it can happen anywhere. Gotta be careful.”

Metropolitan Police and Capital Police also responded to the scene.

“I am not from here. But everything has been so pleasant, everyone has been so friendly,” said Barbara Palmer of Texas. “I’m very surprised to hear that.”

Union Station is a busy hub for visitors and people living in the DMV.

Currently, more than 40 million people pass through a year, according to the station’s website.

DC News Now has reported on crime concerns there.

Starbucks closed its store there this summer after it cited safety issues.

It’s not clear how Wednesday’s shooting will affect other merchants in union station.


WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Emergency workers were at Union Station Wednesday afternoon after a shooting there.

Vito Maggiolo, spokesman for DC Fire and EMS, said the person’s injuries were minor. He added that the person went to the hospital for treatment through private transport.

Larry Calhoun with DC Realtime News said members of the Metropolitan Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, and Amtrak Police were there. He said the person who’d been hurt was shot in the foot inside the building.

Kimberly Woods with Amtrak Media Relations said that Amtrak Police, along with MPD and Capitol Police, were investigating the shooting which happened in the west wing of the station. She added the person hurt had a minor injury to the foot and that someone was in custody.