While the mass shooting in Manhattan's predominantly black neighborhood in Harlem has captured headlines, an "unpermitted" Juneteenth advocacy and music festival in the nation's capital ended in gunfire leaving one teen dead and injuring three others.
D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said hundreds gathered for the Juneteenth event called "Moechella" which police attempted to shut down after an apparent fight and another "incident" turned up a firearm. Shortly after the firearm was retrieved, authorities say gunfire rang out.
"We certainly want to make sure people are held accountable when they hold unpermitted events in our city,” said Contee. "This is one of the reasons why."
"We have a child who was killed today at an event that did not have any proper planning for the number of people who were here and with guns involved," said Mayor Muriel Bowser in a press conference. "The chief and I will continue to make sure we have the resources we need on these corridors and all of our corridors but we need some accountability here."