At least one person was killed and several injured in a SHOOTING in Washington, DC.
According to police, on June 19, 2022, two adults and a police officer were shot and killed at or near the intersection of 14th Street and U Street. The three people were taken to hospitals for medical treatment. A 15-year-old boy is dead.
U-Street Shooting in Washington, DC: What We Know
On Sunday night, the Metropolitan Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection, according to the DC Police Department Twitter Account. Several people were shot, including an MPD officer, it said.
The shooting allegedly took place during or around the time of Moechella, an event billed as the “Advocacy Festival Amplifying the Culture of Washington, DC” meant to celebrate June 16th.
During a press conference, the police stated that the event was not allowed.
“All it takes is one person to bring a gun to the deadly situation, and in this case a 15-year-old lost his life,” said Robert Contee, the city’s police chief.
“My condolences go out to the family of the 15-year-old and to the others who were injured,” he said, adding that he would go to the hospital to check on the officer and his family.
Police are on a hunt for the suspected shooter, who is described as a 5ft 4 man with curly hair dressed in all black.
Footage from the Citizen app shows a heavy police presence in the area, with several roads closed.
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