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One killed, 20 injured in mass shooting in Washington DC party

A 17-year-old died and 20 others were injured in a mass shooting that occurred on August 9th, 2020 in Washington DC, the DC police department informed. The shooting took place after a dispute erupted during a large outdoor party in Washington, DC. An off-duty officer is ‘struggling for her life’, according to police.

Christopher Brown, 17, died in the shooting that occurred after midnight in a southeast side neighbourhood where people had gathered for music and food, Peter Newsham, the chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, told reporters.

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Police said at least three shooters may have been involved, though no arrests were immediately announced. Newsham said a motive for the shooting wasn’t clear. Fellow officers took the injured off-duty officer to a local hospital.

According to the CDC, the US has recorded nearly 5 million COVID-19 cases, and more than 160,000 deaths as of August 8.

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