VIDEOS of what appears to be multiple gunshots being fired in a ritzy Washington D.C. neighborhood are being shared on social media, sending people eating outside into a mass panic as they flee the scene of the shots.

Police were seen securing the scene as firefighters and other emergency crews checked bystanders for potential gunshot wounds.

CNN report Jim Acosta appeared to be at the scene right when shots rang out.

“Just hear what sounded like gunshots on 14th street in NW DC. People fleeing the popular Le Diplomate restaurant which seemed a few blocks away,” he wrote on Twitter.

He then shared a video with a number of large sounds ringing off in succession off in the distance, which would appear to be gunshots.

Members of the public walking on the sidewalk or eating in outdoor cafes were then seen quickly running away from the sounds.

“Just now on 14th and R street in DC: 20-30 gunshots, sending people seated at many restaurants running,” wrote Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic.

“Multiple people shot, on 14th street, one inside Mexicue restaurant. Heavy smell of gunpowder,” he continued.

“Witness says they saw a person in a black sedan shooting out on to 14th street sidewalk.”

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