Anxiety and chaos in the street in Washington, DC, where a teenager is reported to have been shot dead and several others, including a police officer, have been wounded, has been captured in a video.
The clip was posted on Twitter by the National Fraternal Order of Police, a police union in the US. It starts on a busy street where several police cars and men in uniform can be seen.
Then four shots are heard and people are seen running for cover in panic.
The video then shows a corner where police officers seem to be watching their injured colleague.
“Three civilians – two adults and a minor – were shot. A police officer was also shot. The police officer and two victims are recovering in a hospital. One victim, the minor, appears to have died at the moment,” he said. the police. Department head Robert J Contee said in a briefing.
The shooting occurred during Moechella, described as an “Advocacy Festival that enhances Washington DC culture,” Fox News reported.
In the wake of recurring incidents of gun violence in the US, President Joe Biden has said the country should have tougher gun ownership rules to protect children and families.