WASHINGTON -- Police in Washington, D.C., say a dispute that erupted into gun fire at an apparent outdoor party left one person dead and some 20 others injured.
The chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, Peter Newsham, told reporters that one of those injured in the early Sunday shooting included an off-duty officer now “struggling for her life.”
8.9.20 Chief Newsham provides an update on shooting that occurred in the 3300 block of Dubois Place, SE pic.twitter.com/T2RWNNEHEi— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 9, 2020
Newsham said the off-duty officer was taken by fellow officers to a local hospital.
No arrests were immediately announced.
There may have been hundreds of attendees at the gathering despite city restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic on such large gatherings.