Many people shot at including police officer in Washington DC
Many people, including a police officer, were shot at a music event on U Street Northwest in Washington, DC, at a location that is only less than 2 miles from the White House, local media reported.
According to the police, a juvenile is feared to be dead in the incident.
“At this point, one juvenile, it appears, is dead. Two other civilians and one police officer are injured. They are recovering”
“MPD (Metropolitan Police Department) is responding to the situation in the area of 14th and U Street, NW, for a shooting incident in which multiple people have been shot, including an MPD officer. Media staging at 15th and U Street, NW. Chief Contee to provide a media briefing,” said the DC Police Department in a tweet.
DC police Union, in a tweet also confirmed that a police officer was shot during the DC shooting. “We can confirm that one of our members working in the area of 14th and U St NW has been shot. The member has been transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.”
As per a local media outlet, the shooting took place at or near the site of a Juneteenth music concert called “Moechella” on 14th and U Street. There are unconfirmed reports of more victims being found with one MPD officer being shot in the leg police are asking everyone to avoid going into the area, said local US media on Monday.
With the rising incidents of gun violence the United States, President Joe Biden had said that the US needs to ban assault weapons for the sake of protecting children and families or raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21.