One Teenager Dead as 4 People, Including Police Officer, Shot in Washington DC

The Metropolitan Police Department is responding to the area of 14th and U Street, Northwest.

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Multiple people, including a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) police officer, were shot at an intersection in United States' capital Washington DC, at or near the site of a Juneteenth music concert, as per media reports.

The MPD is responding to the area of 14th and U Street, Northwest.

Chief of the MPD, Robert Contee and city officials informed that a total of four people have been shot, including a police officer, two adults, and a 15-year-old juvenile.

Chief Contee added that the juvenile is deceased.


The incident took place between 6 pm to 8.30 pm local time, the officials added.

The details of the shooter are not yet known.

This comes a week after a bipartisan group of 20 senators of the US, led by Democrat leader Chris Murphy and Republican leader John Cornyn, on 13 June, announced that they had come to a "breakthrough agreement" to curb gun violence.

Setting a precedent, 10 Republican senators had also agreed to the proposal on gun laws, meaning that any legislation based on its principles stands a good chance of preventing a filibuster on the Senate floor.

Hailing the agreement, US President Joe Biden said that it would be the "most significant gun safety legislation to pass Congress in decades," and pledged to sign it.

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