One man has been killed and three other people critically hurt in a shooting outside a funeral for a murder victim in the American capital, police have said.
Metropolitan Police chief Robert Contee said a police officer was stationed near the funeral home in north-east Washington where the service was held when the gunfire broke out around 12.30pm on Tuesday.
The shooting happened about 20 minutes after the funeral, for a murder victim shot in March, ended.
At least four people were shot, he added.
One man died at the scene and three more people — two men and a woman — were taken to the hospital in a critical condition, according to fire service officials.
“At this point, it appears that several people who were in the block were specifically targeted,” Mr Contee said at a press conference outside the funeral home.
“We’re unsure why that is, why these people were targeted, more or less why they were targeted at a funeral. We don’t understand that.”
Police have made no arrests.
The gunfire comes as the country reels from the latest string of mass shootings, including five people killed at a Louisville bank on Monday.