Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Shooting In Washington DC; 1 Killed, Cop Among 3 Injured

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 At least 1 juvenile was killed while 2 civilians and 1 police officer got injured in the gruesome shooting incident in Washington DC on Sunday evening (local time). The shooting took place at a music event on U Street Northwest in Washington, DC, at a location that is just less than 2 miles from the White House.

“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.

In a tweet, DC police Union 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.”

According to 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 the area, said local US media on Monday.

With increasing incidents of gun violence in 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.

“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 said.

 

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