Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Another mass shooting in US; teenager killed

In yet another dastardly case of a mass shooting, a 15-year-old boy was shot dead by an attacker in the 1400 block of U Street, Northwest 14th and U Street in the Washington State of the United States.

The incident took place on the night of June 19 (US time), 2022. As per reports, a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer and two other adults were also injured in the attack. They are currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

The suspect is believed to be a black man with curly hair and a height of about 5”4. The shooting occurred during the Moechella event, a music festival conducted to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans (Juneteenth).

In video footage that has surfaced on social media, the cops were seen helping out the victims of the mass shooting.

In a tweet, the DC Police Department informed, “MPD is responding to the area of 14th and U Street, NW, for a shooting incident in which multiple people have been shot, including an MPD officer. Media staging at 15th and U Street, NW. Chief Contee to provide a media briefing.”

While speaking about the incident, DC police Chief Robert Contee informed that the event was un permitted within the city. He said that he will talk with the Attorney General to discuss whether action should be taken against the promoters of Moechella.

He added that multiple firearms were recovered from the crime scene. “All these events occurred within a span of 2 hours i.e. between 6 pm and 8:30 pm.”

arlier this month, three people were killed and 11 others were injured in Philadelphia. As per reports, unidentified attackers went on a shooting spree at the intersection of 3rd and South Street where a large crowd had gathered.

Reportedly, there were multiple attackers who opened fire on the crowd using automatic weapons, which are easily available in US stores. Later, two guns were recovered from the crime scene. The deceased included a 22-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman.

A 23-year-old man named Joe Smith, who was standing just 10 feet from the crime scene, informed, “Once it started I didn’t think it was going to stop. There was guttural screaming. I just heard screams.” 

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