U Street shooting in Washington, DC: what we know | The Sun

A SHOOTING in Washington, DC, has left at least one person dead and multiple people injured.

According to police, two adults and one police officer were shot at or near the intersection of 14th and U Street on June 19, 2022. The three individuals have have been taken hospitals for medical treatment. A 15-year-old boy is dead.

U Street shooting in Washington, DC: What we know

On Sunday night, the Metropolitan Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection, according to the DC Police Department’s Twitter account. Multiple people have been shot, including an MPD officer, it stated.

The shooting allegedly occurred during or around the time of Moechella, an event described as an “Advocacy Festival Amplifying the Culture of Washington, DC,” intended to celebrate Juneteenth.

During a press conference, police indicated that the event was not permitted.

"All it takes is one person introducing a gun to the situation that makes it deadly and in this case, a 15-year-old lost his life," Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said.

"My condolences to that 15-year-old's family as well as the other people that are injured," he said, adding that he will be going to the hospital to check on the police officer and his family.

The cops are on the hunt for the suspected shooter, who is described to be a 5’4 man with curly hair and wearing all-black clothing.

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Citizen app footage shows a heavy police presence in the area with several roads blocked off.

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