Washington DC: Teenager killed, police officer among 3 injured in shooting at music concert site

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Washington, D.C.: Several people shot dead, including a police officer, at a music concert

Peculiarities

  • The incident happened less than 2 miles from the White House.
  • The search for the suspect is ongoing, police said.
  • Gun violence is on the rise in the US. There have been over 150 shootings this year

Shooting in Washington DC: A teenager was shot dead and three others, including a police officer, were injured in a shooting in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. The incident took place at a music event on U Street Northwest, less than 2 miles from the White House.

A police officer was also among those injured in the shooting. According to media reports, the search for the suspect continues.

Local media reported that the shooting took place at the site of a June music concert called “Moechella” at 14th and Yu Streets.

“MPD (Metropolitan Police Department) is responding to the situation around 14th Street and U Street NW due to a shooting in which several people were injured, including an MPD officer,” the Police Department said in a statement. District of Columbia.

With gun violence on the rise in the United States, President Joe Biden said the US should either ban assault weapons to protect children and families or raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21.

On May 24, a mass shooting took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which killed several people, including 19 children. It became the deadliest attack since the 2018 Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people.

On May 31, an elderly woman was killed and two others injured in a gunfight at a high school graduation ceremony in New Orleans.

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