AT LEAST ONE PERSON HAS BEEN KILLED AND MANY MORE HAVE BEEN INJURED in a shooting in Washington, DC.
Two adults and one police officer were shot on June 19, 2022, near the intersection of 14th and U Street, according to police. The three people were taken to the hospital to receive medical attention. There has been a death of a 15-year-old boy.
U Street shooting in Washington, DC: What we know
According to the DC Police Department’s website, the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a shooting at the intersection on Sunday night.Twitterkeep track of According to the report, several people were shot, including a MPD officer.
The shooting is said to have taken place during or around Moechella, a Juneteenth-themed “Advocacy Festival Amplifying the Culture of Washington, DC.”
The event was not permitted, according to police, during a press conference.
“It only takes one person bringing a gun into the situation to turn it deadly, and in this case, a 15-year-old was killed,” Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said.
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