Teen killed, officer injured in DC Juneteenth shooting

Teen killed, officer injured in DC Juneteenth shooting

Teen killed, officer injured in DC Juneteenth shooting

A 15-year-old boy was reportedly killed in the Juneteenth shooting on Sunday in Washington, DC, while a police officer and two other adults were injured.

According to NBC Washington, the shooting “appeared to break out after two separate incidents, following what DC Police Chief Robert Contee called an ‘unauthorized event’ held around 6 p.m. by the Moechella group.”

The Moechella music festival featured go-go bands celebrating the recently captured holiday, Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

The shooting occurred near 14th & U Street NW. Police say the injured officer was shot in the leg. The seriousness of the other two victims’ injuries is not yet known, although the condition is stable, according to police.

“At one point there was some sort of ‘incident or fight’ among the crowd that was breaking up, authorities said. Then, after a ‘secondary incident’, people started fleeing, and some of them had their legs and ankles ‘trampled on’ ’” NBC Washington noted.

“While officers closed the event and paramedics treated victims who were injured as they ran away, gunfire broke out that would claim the life of one teenager and injure three others,” it added.

As Breitbart News previously reported, police are looking for “a black man about six feet tall with curly hair who is dressed in all black.”

Video shared via social media shows massive crowds running away in fear as gunfire broke out: