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1 minor feared dead, cop among 3 injured in Washington DC shooting

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In yet another shooting incident that the United States has witnessed, one minor is feared dead and three people – including a cop – were injured on Sunday (local time) in Washington DC. The incident took place near the site of the Juneteenth music event.

Addressing a presser, a senior cop said: “One juvenile at this point, it appears, is dead. 2 other civilians and 1 police officer are injured. They are recovering.”

The hunt for the suspect is on. The police department earlier tweeted, “(The) MPD is responding to 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.”

According to local media, the shooting took place near the site of a Juneteenth music concert called “Moechella” on 14th and U Street. Cops said the event was carried out without permission.

The incident comes weeks after a shooting incident in Texas sent shockwaves across the country and ignited the debate on gun laws. On May 24, 19 children were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school by a gunman – a teenage boy.

Amid growing concerns over gun violence in the US, president Joe Biden had called for a ban on assault weapons for the sake of protecting children and families or raising the age to purchase them from 18 to 21.

“We need to ban assault weapons. … if we can’t, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21. Ban high-capacity magazines. Strengthen background checks. Enact safe storage laws and red flag laws. Repeal gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability,” he had said.1 minor feared dead, cop among 3 injured in Washington DC shooting


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