UPDATED 9:40 AM PT — Sunday, August 9, 2020
More than 20 people were injured and at least one was killed in a shooting in Southeast Washington, D.C. On Sunday morning, several suspects opened fire on a crowd that was gathered for a block party in the nation’s capital.
17-year-old Christopher Brown was killed and one off-duty female police officer was critically injured.
Hundreds had massed for an event before the shooting took place. Families were walking around the crowded neighborhood before shots rang out around them.
“So in total, we have 20 victims. Two of the victims are 17 years of age, the rest of the victims are adults. Other than the 17-year-old who lost his life and the police officer who’s struggling for her life, the rest of the gunshot wounds, as far as we know, are non-life threatening.” – Chief Peter Newsham, Washington, D.C. Police Department
8.9.20 Chief Newsham provides an update on shooting that occurred in the 3300 block of Dubois Place, SE pic.twitter.com/T2RWNNEHEi
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 9, 2020
The Washington, D.C. Police Department has yet to make an arrest. The incident remains under investigation.