A shooting in Washington D.C. has left one person dead and several others injured, including one police officer.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department told Fox News that four people were shot, including one police officer, who did not return fire in the crowded area.
Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee III said later the victims included a 15-year-old, who was pronounced dead at the scene, two adults, and the officer.
The MPD officer was shot in a lower extremity and is expected to survive, the chief said.
Chief Contee said the shooting took place at an unpermitted event in connection with Moechella, which is described as an “Advocacy Festival Amplifying the Culture of Washington DC.”
“We need to make sure individuals are held accountable for their actions,” Contee said.
Video from the scene of the shooting shows officials helping multiple people lying on the street
When you have large gatherings in a dense area, it only takes one person with a firearm to make this a dangerous setting,” the police chief added.
Contee also said several illegal firearms were recovered by police officers earlier in the night and at least one firearm had an extended magazine. The firearm that was used on the officer was not recovered, he said.
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also spoke during the presser, calling for “accountability” for those responsible.
The event’s marketing had convinced the MDP that a heavy police response would be necessary and over 100 officers were sent to monitor it.