There was a shooting incident in Washington, District of Columbia, which resulted in the injury of many persons, one of whom was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department.
The District of Columbia Police Department has confirmed in a tweet that officers are on their way to the scene of a gunshot that has taken place around 14th and U Street, NW. In addition to that, it was said that Chief Robert J. Contee III, head of the Metropolitan Police Department, would shortly give a press conference.
According to Contee, the shooting took place during the Moechella festival, which was being conducted despite not having authorization to do so. Four people in all have been hurt, including two adults, a teenager (age 15), and a police officer. A kid passed away as a result of his injuries, while the other victims are now being treated for their wounds. In addition, a number of persons suffered injuries as they tried to escape the area.
In addition, Contee said that it seemed likely that a pistol was used in the incident. However, there was not a single shot fired by any side.
The Metropolitan Police Department said that prior to the shooting that occurred at the Moechella performance, there was a brawl that was broken up. A separate event occurred not long after that, according to Contee, during which “people began to disperse” and others were “being crushed.” The performance was cancelled by the Metropolitan Authorities Department (MPD) because, according to the police, it seemed to be “unsafe.”