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Teen father, 17, killed and 20 others injured after 'three gunmen opened fire from different locations' at block party in Washington D.C.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Brown, a father-of-one

  • The fatal shooting happened along Dubois Place in Southeast at around 12:30am
  • The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Brown, a father-of-one
  • At least 20 others were shot, leaving seven in a critical condition, police said
  • One of those victims includes an off-duty 1st District Police officer who was shot and is currently struggling for her life  
  • No arrests have been made as of Sunday morning, with details still unclear
  • Many said the gunfire sounded as if it was being fired from an automatic weapon
  • A witness claimed that eight different guns were reportedly used in the shootingMany said the gunfire sounded as if it was being fired from an automatic weapon or more than one gun

One person has died and at least 20 others shot when multiple gunmen opened fire at a block party overnight in Washington D.C. 

D.C. police said at least three shooters opened fire from different locations at the gathering near the 3300 block of Dubois Place in Southeast at around 12:30am on Sunday. 

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Brown, a father-of-one, WUSA9 reported.



At least 20 others were injured in the mass shooting, 11 of whom are women. At least  seven of those hurt were taken to hospital in a critical condition.

One of those victims includes an off-duty 1st District Police officer who was shot and is currently struggling for her life.   

No arrests have been made as of Sunday morning and no further details have been offered by D.C. Police.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Brown, a father-of-one

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Brown, a father-of-one

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Inside look at the deadly shooting at crowded block party in DC
When the gunfire finally subsides, bystanders and paramedics are seen applying chest compression to a number of lifeless figures prone on the ground.
Bystanders race to help one shot victim

When the gunfire finally subsides, bystanders and paramedics are seen applying chest compression to a number of lifeless figures prone on the ground

The fatal shooting unfolded near the 3300 block of Dubois Place in Southeast at around 12:30am on Sunday. Multiple detectives and forensic squads are still at the scene as of 8:00am

The fatal shooting unfolded near the 3300 block of Dubois Place in Southeast at around 12:30am on Sunday. Multiple detectives and forensic squads are still at the scene as of 8:00am

Witnesses say the shooting occurred during a block party or cook out that was taking place in the middle of the residential street late last night, with hundreds of people attending.

Many said the gunfire sounded as if it was being fired from an automatic weapon or more than one gun.

Local resident George Benton uploaded footage of the shooting's aftermath. He said he had been inside his home when he heard 'about 100 gun shots' ring out.

Benton said that officials at the scene said as many as 15 people were shot, including children. 

In an update posted this morning, Benton claimed he had been told by an officer at that eight different guns were reportedly used in the shooting.

The Sixth District has not yet responded to a DailyMail.com request for comment on the ages of the victims.

Footage of the moment the fatal gunfire erupted has been shared on social media, showing hundreds of revelers running and screaming as countless shots are heard ringing out.

When the gunfire finally subsides, bystanders and paramedics are seen applying chest compression to a number of lifeless figures prone on the ground.

'You had DJs, everybody was down there. It was more women than men,,' another witness, Nelson Bostic, told WTOP. 'Next thing you know, it was like Beirut out here. It sounded like machine guns ... I saw a young lady, she got shot in the leg. A young man, he was leaning over his car.

'People laying on the ground. People ducking under cars and stuff like that,' Bostic said. 'It was terrible.'

On social media, several attendees posted a number of images identifying the street party as the annual '34th-n-EAT Cookout'

On social media, several attendees posted a number of images identifying the street party as the annual '34th-n-EAT Cookout'

As hundreds of revelers are seen dancing and enjoying themselves, suddenly chaos descends as a flurry of gunshots is heard ringing out, prompting the crowd to disperse
The crowd is seen running away from the gunfure under a volley of screams

As hundreds of revelers are seen dancing and enjoying themselves, suddenly chaos descends as a flurry of gunshots is heard ringing out, prompting the crowd to disperse

Many said the gunfire sounded as if it was being fired from an automatic weapon or more than one gun

Many said the gunfire sounded as if it was being fired from an automatic weapon or more than one gun

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Bystander walks through scene of deadly shooting in DC
Local resident George Benton uploaded footage of the shooting's aftermath. He said he had been inside his home when he heard 'about 100 gun shots' ring out. Benton said that officials at the scene said as many as 15 people were shot, including children.
Footage captured by Benton

Local resident George Benton uploaded footage of the shooting's aftermath. He said he had been inside his home when he heard 'about 100 gun shots' ring out. Benton said that officials at the scene said as many as 15 people were shot, including children.

An apparent DJ of the event, All Homage, uploaded a video to Instagram hours before showing more than 100 bottles of alcohol laid out in a front yard

An apparent DJ of the event, All Homage, uploaded a video to Instagram hours before showing more than 100 bottles of alcohol laid out in a front yard

Another witness told WUSA9 that police had been monitoring the street party last night, but as soon as they left the shooting happened. 

The witness, who wished not to be named, said they saw a man 'slumped over on a car bleeding like crazy'. 

On social media, several attendees posted a number of images identifying the street party as the annual '34th-n-EAT Cookout'. 

An apparent DJ of the event, All Homage, uploaded a video to Instagram hours before showing more than 100 bottles of alcohol laid out in a front yard. 

'The annual 34th-n-EAT cookout is today!!' the performer wrote. 'I'm your Dj all night Pull up positive vibes only.'

Early Sunday morning, keys, shoes and other person items were seen strewn across the road. More than 170 shell casings were also reportedly scattered on the ground.

Police said additional information would be made available later in the day. They say they have no description of the assailants at this time.

Meanwhile, the grief-stricken family of Christopher Brown have spoken out about their heartbreak over their devastating loss. 

'You need to stop because you took away something that belonged to me, somebody hat I loved so much and somebody dear to me,' his grandmother Patience Brown told WUSA9.

 'I know this is not the only child or will be the last child,' she continued. 'But they need to stop this. I want everybody to be safe and happy. But this is not the way to be safe. And this is not the way to be happy.'

Brown's mother, Artecka Brown, described her son as an energetic person and a doting father. He leaves behind a one-year-old son, and was expecting his second child at his time of death. 

'He was an innocent king...he just wanted to go attend a neighborhood party,' she said. 'Overall, he is a father, he has one-year-old son and another on the way.'

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Comment by mr1stroke on August 10, 2020 at 1:46am
Negros love to complaint but lazy and afraid to take action, white people will call the cops even on their own kind, they volunteer and have their own little security group in their neighborhood, they dont wait for no one to help, thats why they have the rights to bare armed in their community, but the black community wont talk to the cops, they are still practicing the ignorant code of no snitching, too stupid to know the difference between a snitch and a witness, if you have time to hang on the corner you should have time to to walk the neighborhood and minimize on the crime, if you can form your security group or neighborhood watch you can obtain a gun permit
Comment by Tyrone on August 9, 2020 at 8:17pm

It's amazing how we complain about whites (especially cops) killing us.  But look at the numbers of us killing each other in the last 4 months.  We are our own worst enemy.

Comment by mr1stroke on August 9, 2020 at 5:35pm
The black community is already loss those who are tired and was never part of the nonsense who either moved out already or moving out now, black people glorify making poor political decisions and wait on those same white people who have been lying to them to help them, they are so dumb and blind , they cannot tell the difference between the masters who have them work on the land for free and let them go without sharing the wealth or give them their own land and the democrats they have been voting for who lied to them over and over and have done nothing in return, those white democrat politicians dont live in high crimes neighborhood, they say they want to take your guns away but they all own guns or have body guards, how come they live the different from the rest of you? That community will not get any better either you leave or wait to die
Comment by AA on August 9, 2020 at 5:18pm

Marching against white killers of our people and not when killings happen to be our people. Make no damn sense, If black lives matter why in the hell do you all keep killing one another. I really feel the black race is a lost cause. I see why many blacks that becomes successful leave, cause if they stay and try and help they are robbed or killed. Serous if we don't get it together like yesterday, its a wrap for our future generation to live peacefully among all the hate towards black males period. We are a strong people, why in the hell we can't we apply that strength by loving one another, taking care of one another. looking out for one another and mainly stop killing one another. 

Comment by mr1stroke on August 9, 2020 at 4:56pm
That is the problem no one will march against the self hate crimes, which is the only way to take control and have a descent community, instead they either complaint or wait foe white people to clean up, they dont realize the more they kill each other the more money white people makes with them.

At least black live matters are standing up against the biggest face in America, which is racism, while the killing is being done on the community the dame niggers who claim they are proud to be black, they are smart and intelligent, either complaint or glorify that everything is ok, they never have time to form a neighborhood watch like my uncles used to do back in the days, they are on social media everyday chasing b****** with std, but cant put together a little group that can go around and recruit those who may be tired, but they have time for everything else, BLM cannot fight every fight but those who are tired can get up and start their own fight or they can keep dying in the slump
Comment by Jeffrey L Donovan on August 9, 2020 at 4:27pm

So will there be a March from Black Lives Matter? Keep practicing Self-hate; you bunch of Antholes.

Comment by mr1stroke on August 9, 2020 at 4:00pm
Say what you want since that lockdown look who is killing who, dont worry lest blame Trump and after we do that things are going to get better, Biden is at the rescue like he has been for the past 47 years plus 8 years as vice president, niggers enjoy killing each other

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