VIDEO: 15-year-old boy killed and three people including a cop were wounded after shots rang out at a social justice-inspired musical Moechella festival in Washington DC KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Monday, June 20, 2022

VIDEO: 15-year-old boy killed and three people including a cop were wounded after shots rang out at a social justice-inspired musical Moechella festival in Washington DC

A 15-year-old boy was killed and three people including a cop were wounded after shots rang out at a social justice-inspired musical festival in Washington DC. 

A total of four people -the dead boy, two adult partygoers and a cop - were shot Sunday evening near the intersection of 14th and U Street NW, where the Moechella music festival, a Juneteenth celebration, was underway.

Witnesses described how the teenager was 'screaming out for his mom' after being shot, WTTG reported.

The officer was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition, police confirmed. The other two victims are also recovering.

Video shared on Twitter showed revelers twerking on top of cars as shots rang out, forcing people to flee for cover. 

Other footage shows first responders rendering aid at the scene while a large crowd disperses from the area. 

Police are still looking for the gunman. Several hundred people gathered in the area, Contee said, mostly on the sidewalk.

“At some point during the course of this gathering there was some type of incident or fight that happened between some of the individuals who were in attendance,” he said. “That incident was broken up. Shortly thereafter there was a secondary incident – we’re unsure of what that incident was, but people started to scatter at that point.”

Authorities then broke up the event over safety concerns, Contee said. EMS and other services were on the scene trying to clear out the area and tending to people injured when their legs and ankles got trampled as people started running.

“Shortly after that there was another incident that occurred within very close proximity of our first responders,” Contee said.

Several firearms were recovered, one of them from one of the shooting victims, Contee said. “We are working very closely with our partners here in the public safety cluster” and investigating.

“All of this occurred in a span of about two hours,” he said, between 6 and 8 p.m.

“The officers did not fire,” Contee said, noting that about 100 officers responded. “We had a lot of officers in the area but none of them fired any shots.”

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