“Moechella” Shooting Leaves One Dead Three Injured
Gunfire led to chaos Sunday night outside the “Moechella” music festival in Washington D.C.
A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot, and a police officer was shot in the leg during the incident. Two others were also treated at the hospital for gunshot wounds.
“It’s a shooting. You know, kids hitting the floor. An officer was standing next to me, he was shot, as well, in the leg,” witness Daniel Dyson said. “It bothers me to see this goes on here,” he continued.
Several hundred people gathered in the U Street area after the un-permitted event was promoted on social media, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said.
The injured police officer continued with his duties, moving toward the gunfire attempting to protect those in the area, Dyson.
“He did not want to stay down. He proceeded on,” Dyson said. “It doesn’t matter which color is your race, what kind of uniform you’re wearing. It needs to come to a stop. And if it doesn’t, it’s going to be innocent kids dying every day because people don’t want to do this,” Dyson said.
The Juneteenth celebration shooting was one of several shootings in Washington D.C. on Sunday. A 16-year-old girl was killed during another.