A 15-year-old boy has been shot dead by gunmen in the US capital, Washington DC. In addition, three others were injured, including a police officer. The shooting took place on Sunday night, local time, according to the New York Times.
U.S. police say an unauthorized concert was taking place on U.S. Street in Washington, D.C. It is locally known as ‘Mochela’. This concert is being held regularly in the city. The 14th episode of the show was being held on Sunday evening. Suddenly a gunman attacked. Upon receiving the news of the attack, the police went to the spot and stopped the program.
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Late Sunday night, Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. III. Conti held a press conference. There, he said, the injured police officer is expected to recover. The condition of the other two injured persons is stable. They are undergoing treatment.
Robert J. did not say at the press conference whether any suspects had been arrested in the incident. Conti. He said it was not yet clear who fired the shots. However, police officers did not shoot anyone.
However, he said that the organizers have to be held accountable for organizing such concerts without permission.
The New York Times writes that Justin Johnson, the show’s host and rapper, could not be reached for comment.
One shot after another has become a regular occurrence in the United States in recent times. On May 24, 21 people, including 19 children, were killed in a gun attack on a school in Texas. Lawmakers from the general public have since called for tougher gun control laws in the country. Protests are taking place in various parts of the United States demanding the passage of an arms control law. The bomber struck shortly after noon in the capital, Washington DC.