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Washington DC: Several injured as gunman opens fire near concert

Several people, including police officers, were reportedly shot dead in Washington, DC, near the venue for a music concert. The people were shot dead at a music event at U Street Northwest in Washington, DC, less than 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) from the White House. The search for the suspect is ongoing.

DC police said they were afraid that minors would die and the other three would be injured. Talking to a spokesperson, Washington DC police said, “At this point, one young man seems to have died. Two other civilians and one police officer were injured. According to a spokesman for the Police Department. And several people, including a police officer, were shot dead during a shooting on U Street. Videos from the crime scene show that police officers are helping some people lying down the street.

The shooting took place at Moechella, an “Advocacy Festival Amplifying the Culture of Washington DC.”

DC Police department said in a tweet, “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.” (sic)

DC Police Union in a tweet confirmed that a police officer was shot during the shooting.

“We can confirm that one of our members working in the area of 14th and U St NW has been shot. The member has been transported to the hospital and is in stable condition,” it said in a tweet.

U.S. President Joe Biden earlier called for a ban on offensive weapons to protect children and families or to raise the age of gun purchases from 18 to 21 in the wake of increased gun violence in the United States. He said he had to. “You have to ban offensive weapons …. If you can’t, you’ll need to raise your purchase age from 18 to 21. Ban large magazines. Strengthen background checks. Adopt safety management law and warning signs. The exemption from liability of firearm manufacturers will be lifted. “

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