Posted on June 20, 2022

DC Police: 4 Shot, Teen Killed in Northwest Juneteenth Celebration Shooting

Ivy Lyons, WTOP, June 19, 2022

D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee says that four people, including a 15-year-old male, two adult civilians and a police officer, were shot at the intersection of 14th and U Streets in Northwest. The teenager has died.

The shooting was first reported to WTOP after 8 p.m. in the area near a “Moechella” event — a downtown Juneteenth celebration not approved by D.C. officials.

A fight broke out, causing people to disperse shortly before officers shut the event down in the area. Contee said some weapons were obtained in the event area just before the shooting took place.