A 17-year-old was killed and 20 others were injured in an overnight shooting in Washington DC. Among the victims was an unarmed District 1 police officer who Metro police chief Peter Newsham said was shot and “injured.” heavy “.
Newsham said judging by the gunshots that were fired at several locations at once, there appeared to be at least three shooters.
The family identified the victim of the CBS Washington DC WUSA-TV contributor as Christopher Brown. His grandmother told WUSA-TV that he was a great person and would lovingly call him “Poppy”.
“You have to stop because it took away something that belonged to me. Someone I loved the hat so much and someone dear to me,”; Grandma Patrice Brown told WUSA-TV in a phone call hours after the shooting.
“I know this is not the only child or it will be the last child,” she continued. “But they have to stop this. I want everyone to be safe and happy. But that’s not the way to be safe. And that’s not the way to be happy.”
His mother, Artecka Brown, told WUSA-TV that Brown was the father of a 1-year-old son and had another child along the way. “He was an innocent king … he just wanted to go to a neighborhood party,” she said.
Newsham said the shooting happened at a large social gathering with several hundred people in attendance. Newsham said police had previously been at the scene.
“Initially there were cops at the scene. I want to confirm that, I want to talk to the management team here and see if we were doing everything we could,” Newsham said. “Because we can not tolerate these kinds of rallies in our city during COVID-19, it is simply very dangerous.”