Mass Shooting at Washington D.C. Juneteenth celebration

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19 Jun 2022, 11:20 pm

Teen Killed in DC Shooting at 14th and U NW; Officer, 2 Others Hurt

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A 15-year-old boy was killed and three people, including a D.C. police officer, were shot Sunday in the area of 14th and U streets in Northwest, authorities said.

The shooting appeared to break out after two separate incidents, following what D.C. Chief of Police Robert Contee called an "unpermitted event" at around 6 p.m. held by the group Moechella. They had promoted a Juneteenth event celebrating D.C. go-go music.

At one point, there was some type of "incident or fight" among the crowd that was broken up, authorities said. Then, after a "secondary incident," people started to flee, and some had their legs and ankles "trampled."

While officers shut down the event and paramedics treated victims who suffered injuries running away, the gunfire that would claim the life of a teen and injure three others erupted.

The two adults and the officer, who was shot in the lower extremity, are recovering at a hospital, Contee said.

Police recovered several firearms throughout the night. One belonged to a victim, but officers did not find the suspect's gun.

The victims are stable, but the extent of their injuries is not known. A potential motive for the gunfire or either of the incidents before it was not revealed.


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