- The incident took place at a music event on U Street Northwest
- Police officer was also among those who were injured during the shooting incident
- President Joe Biden has ban assault weapons
Washington: In yet another shooting incident that has been reported from the United States, multiple people were on Sunday shot at in Washington DC, reportedly near the site of the Juneteenth music concert. Police said a minor is feared dead, while three others sustained injuries. A police officer was also among those who were injured during the shooting incident.
The hunt for the suspect is on. Addressing a presser, the Washington DC police said, “1 juvenile at this point, it appears, is dead. 2 other civilians and 1 police officer are injured. They are recovering.”
The status of the injuries was unclear at the time of filing this report. The incident comes weeks after a shooting incident in Texas sent shockwaves across the country and ignited the debate on gun laws. On May 24th, 19 children were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school by a gunman – a teenage boy.
As incidents of gun violence in the US have been on the rise, president Joe Biden had called for a ban on assault weapons for the sake of protecting children and families or raising the age to purchase them from 18 to 21.