At least one dead and three people injured in a shooting this Sunday at the festival of Moachella in Washington, United States. The head of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department, Robert J. Contee, confirmed that the victims include a teenager, two adults and a police officer.
The shooting occurred at 6 p.m. (local time). in a “non-permitted event” in connection with ‘Moechella’, which is described as a “defense festival that amplifies the culture of Washington DC”according to police sources.
According to reports, the three injured were taken to a hospital.
After the shooting broke out, about which there are no further details, those who attended the festival had to run from the scene. The fierce stampede was recorded in videos posted by different users through the social network Twitter.
“We have to make sure that individuals are held accountable for their actions,” Contee stressed, adding: “When there are large concentrations, it only takes one person with a firearm to turn that into a dangerous scene “.
Local police seized several illegal firearms earlier in the evening, including the weapon with which one of the officers was shot. “We have a child who was murdered, an event that was not properly planned, with people with weapons,” said Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.
“Even with the police on the scene, someone used a weapon and now a teenager has died.”denounced the political reference below and added that there needs to be more responsibility on the part of the authorities.
With information from Europe Press