20 Victims in Southeast, DC Shooting

One person died, a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officer was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and many others were injured during an Aug. 9 shooting in Southeast, DC.

During a press conference, MPD Chief of Police Peter Newsham said there was a large gathering at 12:20 a.m. on the 3300 block of Dubois Place, SE. 

“During the course of the event, gunshots rang out,” he said. “There was multiple shooters. After the shooting occurred, we ended up with 20 victims.”

The shooting killed 17-year-old Christopher Brown. He was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

An NBC Washington article reports that Brown was the father of a 1-year-old boy.

An MPD officer was also injured. She was off duty at the time of the incident.

“She is struggling for her life right now at a local hospital,” said Newsham.

Two of the victims were 17-year-olds. The rest were adults.

Other than Brown and the police officer, Newsham said that “the rest of the gunshot wounds, as far as we know, are non-life-threatening.”