Shooting in Washington DC: One young man dead, police officer injured

Several people were injured in the shooting in the American capital and one young man was killed. A rush broke out at a street festival before. According to the police, the action was not allowed.

A young man was shot dead in the US capital, Washington DC, and three others were injured. In the capital, local police chief Robert Contee announced it. This was preceded by a street festival, which according to the police was not approved. According to Contee, the victim was 15 years old. The street festival was held on June 16, a day commemorating the liberation of black Americans from slavery.

According to the police, there have been riots at the festival before: First there were violent clashes, then the participants were injured in the crush. According to Contree, a police officer was among the injured, all three injured are treated in the hospital and are stabilized.

The police did not provide any information about the perpetrator. Several firearms were confiscated after the incident. Mayor Muriel Bowser also criticized the planning of the street party, which did not involve the authorities: “We have a child who was killed today at an event that was not properly planned,” Bowser said. “We need some responsibility here.”

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