(RepublicanInformer.com)- After a shooting at a music festival, one young person, aged 15, was killed, and numerous others, including a law enforcement officer, were injured. The event took place on June 19 in Washington, DC, during the “Moechella” music festival, which was held in celebration of Juneteenth and had hundreds of attendees.
According to reports, a fight and another incident resulted in several individuals being crushed and injured, prompting the police to disperse the event before the shooting. The officials stated that this event was “not permitted” to take place. The Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, emphasized the significance of ensuring proper preparation to prevent tragedies such as this one.
Bowser said that a child was slain at an event without “proper planning.” She said that someone used a gun when police were on the scene handling the crowd, resulting in a child being killed. She said what is needed is some responsibility, and she and the chief will continue to make sure that they have the resources they need on “all of our corridors.”
The local authorities reported that they found multiple firearms in the area, including a weapon that belonged to one of the people who was shot during the event. As the investigation continues, the authorities have not yet disclosed the identity of the young person killed in the event.
Police Chief Robert J. Contee III voiced his concerns. He said there is a theme that you see here. Events like these make it unsafe for individuals who just want to enjoy the great weather, wish to enjoy Father’s Day, and want to enjoy our city.
Referring to the presence of illegal firearms in the hands of persons who should not have them, the Police Chief said, “this is unacceptable.”
According to the authorities, the condition of those hurt is said to be stable. Investigators have not been able to locate the weapon used in the shooting.
Washington D.C. has some of the country’s most restrictive gun control laws. Criminals do not care about the law. That is why they are criminals.