Saturday, April 1, 2023

1 minor feared killed in shooting in Washington DC, one policeman among 3 injured

Another shooting incident has been reported from the United States, several people were shot in Washington DC on Sunday, reportedly near the site of the Juneteenth music festival.

Police said a minor was suspected to have died, while three others were injured. A police officer was also among those injured in the firing incident. The search for the accused is on.

Addressing a press conference, Washington DC police said, “At this point 1 juvenile, it appears, is dead. 2 other civilians and 1 police officer have been injured. They are recovering.”

On its official handle, the police said in a tweet, “MPD is responding to a shooting incident in the area of ​​14th & U Street, NW in which several people including an MPD officer have been shot. 15th and media staging in U Street, NW. Chief Conti to provide media briefings.”

According to local media, the shooting took place at or near the site of a Juneteen music festival called “Moechela” at 14th and U Street.

The condition of the injured was not clear till the time of writing this news.

The incident, weeks after a shooting incident in Texas, sent shockwaves across the country and ignited a debate over gun laws. On May 24, 19 children were shot and killed by a gunman – a teenage boy – at an elementary school in Texas.

As incidents of gun violence continue to rise in the US, President Joe Biden has called for a ban on assault weapons to protect children and families or raise the age to buy them from 18 to 21.

“We need to ban assault weapons. … If we can’t, we should raise the age to buy them from 18 to 21. Ban high-capacity magazines. Strengthen background checks . Enforce safe storage law and red flag law. Repeal immunity from liability of gun manufacturers,” he said.

More details are awaited.

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