UPDATE, Aug. 19, 4:33 p.m.: United States Park Police said the people whom officers detained were two adults and a minor. They released the adults. The minor faces a charge related to carrying a gun without a license.


WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — At around 1 a.m. Aug. 19, U.S. Park Police responded to reports of gunshots on the National Mall. Officers closed off sections of Constitution Avenue Northwest in order to investigate.

Three unoccupied vehicles were found at 1600 Constitution Ave. NW with damage from gunshots. Officers detained three people for questioning, and recovered two guns. One of the guns was in the possession of a minor.

No injuries were reported.

Police requested that anyone with information about the shooting call (202) 379-4877 or email Uspp_tipline@nps.gov