WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Metropolitan Police are on the lookout for four men who robbed a group of five people at gunpoint around six o'clock Friday morning.
The incident ended blocks away in gunfire near the White House.
It all started at Jefferson Place near 18th Street Northwest in Dupont Circle.
9News' Surae Chinn talked with one of the victims who did not want to be identified. He says he wasn't scared of the gunman: in fact, he fought back. His other two friends, he says, froze in fear
while they were being robbed at gunpoint.
He said, "I felt the gun, he says 'hold on, hold on, don't move, do not move.' "
The victim says he thought it was a joke until he saw the gun and his two other friends were pushed to the ground, also with guns pointed at them.
"He grabbed me, I twisted his arm I went to strike, I saw they had guns and I took off running. I elbowed the guy," said the victim.
The victim says there were a total of four men, one in the getaway car plus three others, each with guns, who were watching and waiting for them to come out and rob them.
They got away with some cash and cell phones
They all had masks on except one.
"The the guy behind me didn't have a mask. I saw his face I know how he looks like," the victim said.
He got into a car to get to safety, ahead of the gunmen, while his friend got into a black SUV to follow the suspects, and unintentionally sandwiched the suspect's car.
"That was not a clever thing to do," said the victim. Police agree and advise not to put yourself in harm's way.
That was the point when a gunman opened fire, hitting the SUV near the White House at Madison and H St. NW.
Commander George Kucik, Metropolitan Police says that "some gunfire was fired, at least one shot was fired and hit the SUV."
There were no serious injuries. Police are on the lookout for that getaway car, a white or silver Lincoln car with DC tags EC0424