Gunfire at DC Juneteenth Street Party Leaves “Multiple People” Shot Including Police Officer

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Several people, including a police officer, were wounded by gunfire at a Juneteenth street party celebration being attended by hundreds of people in Northwest Washington, D.C. Sunday evening. The shooting took place on U Street between 14th and 13th Streets, about thirteen blocks north of the White House. There is not a confirmed number of people wounded in the shooting as of this report; police have only stated “multiple people” were shot.

D.C. police respond to shooting at U St. Juneteenth celebration, screen image via Stanley E. Wilson/Twitter.

D.C. police: “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.”

Police union: “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.”

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Photos and videos from the scene show DC paramedics getting ready to transport at least three victims.

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