20 people were shot, including 1 fatally, at large gathering in Washington, DC

20 people were shot, including 1 fatally, at large gathering in Washington, DC

  • By Nicky Robertson, CNN
  • Updated 11 min ago | Posted on Aug 9, 2020
20 people were shot, including one fatally, after large gathering in Washington, DC
One person is dead and at least nine others were taken to nearby hospitals early Sunday after a shooting in Washington, DC, authorities said.welcomia/Shutterstock

(CNN) — A teenager was killed and 19 others, including an off-duty police officer, were shot at a large gathering in southeast Washington, DC, early Sunday.

DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said multiple shooters carried out the attack that killed 17-year-old Christopher Brown and left 19 people with gunshot wounds.

“During the course of the event there were gunshots running out, there were multiple shooters. After the shooting occurred we ended up with 20 victims,” Newsham said in a video posted on Twitter from the scene of the crime.

One DC Police officer was shot and is “struggling for her life right now,” Newsham said. She was off duty at the time and was taken to a hospital by police officers on the scene.

Of the 20 shot, two are 17 years old and the rest are adults. The rest of the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, Newsham said. Police are currently looking for at least three shooters, but Newsham said he suspects that “it’s probably more.”Motley Fool Issues Rare “All In” Buy AlertLearn more!Ad By The Motley Fool 

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