15yr old shot dead,3people including a police officer injured in D.C shooting

A 15year old has been killed and three people, including a police officer, have been injured in a shooting in Washington D.C, according to the D.C police department.  They were shot when gunfire erupted Sunday night at an unauthorized music event in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood known for its nightlife, the authorities said.

The Metropolitan Police Department had shut down the event, known as Moechella, a free street festival near the city’s culturally storied corner of 14th and U Streets Northwest, after violence earlier in the evening, which includes a fight between attendees, the police said.

It has been said that the officer who was shot was expected to recover and that the two other adults were in stable condition. He did not say whether a suspect or suspects were in custody. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remained unclear late Sunday, but it was made clear that the police officers did not fire their weapons.

Chief Contee said he wanted to ensure that people would be held accountable for holding events without a permit. Video shared on Twitter showed revelers twerking on top of cars as shots rang out, forcing people to flee for cover.

During their initial response at the scene, cops recovered a gun from an attendee. Shortly thereafter, shots were fired near the intersection of 14th and U Street NW, leaving three people injured and one dead.

Several guns were seized near the scene of the shooting, including one from one of the victims.

Officials are working to clear out the area and are continuing to search for the shooter. Police have not recovered the gunman’s weapon yet.

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