Washington DC shooting leaves two dead and six injured, reports say

Washington DC shooting leaves two dead and six injured, reports say


Two men reported killed after dispute at community concert, with one of those injured said to be eight-year-old boy

Reports said two people were dead and at least six injured after a shooting at a community event in Washington.

The Washington Post reported that the Saturday night shootings, in which two men died, were prompted by a dispute and happened during a community concert in the Anacostia/Barry Farm area of the city.

One of those injured was a boy about eight years old, the paper said.

Interim DC police chief Peter Newsham was quoted as saying that those who were injured did not have life-threatening injuries and that he regretted that violence had interrupted what appeared to be a major community event.

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Folks ought to be able to come out here and enjoy a nice event on a nice evening, the Post quoted Newsham as saying.

We had a big event here on private property in a private parking lot, said DCs mayor, Muriel Bowser, who said residents could help police bring people with illegal guns to justice.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/18/washington-dc-concert-shooting

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