(RightWing.org) – Washington, DC, has some of the strictest gun laws in America. And, it’s not doing a thing to stop criminals from committing horrific acts of violence.
According to NBC News, one teenager was killed and at least 20 others were injured after multiple gunmen opened fire at a large social gathering in the early morning hours of August 9. Police have launched a manhunt to find the shooters responsible for the vicious crime. The horrible shooting occurred just weeks after Democrats tried to defund the DC police budget by $15 million.
Police Launch Manhunt
On Saturday night, hundreds of people got together for a block party in a DC neighborhood. The gathering went on into Sunday morning — and then chaos erupted. Several shooters began firing, and by the time it was done, they’d shot more than 100 rounds. Twenty-one people were injured, including an off-duty police officer who was in critical condition after being shot in the neck. A 17-year-old boy, Christopher Brown, was murdered.
Warning: The video in the tweet below is a graphic presentation of a horrific event and viewer discretion is advised.
Footage from the mass shooting in DC this is horrible pic.twitter.com/dX5jP47ado
— Lee Davinci (@Lee_DaVinci) August 9, 2020
Police Chief Peter Newsham said “multiple shooters” fired their weapons “simultaneously.” He called officers who arrived on the scene “heroic” for running “towards the gunshots” to protect lives.
The FBI, ATF, and DC Police Department are now offering a combined $75,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.
#FBIWFO is working with @DCPoliceDept & @ATFWashington and offering a total of $75K for information about the homicide Sunday in the 3300 block of Dubois Pl SE. If you have info, please call 202-278-2000 or 2020-727-9099. https://t.co/gnsEPC5Xix
— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) August 12, 2020
Democrats Tried To Defund Police
What’s worse, is Democrat extremists even tried to defund the police before this happened. In June, DC lawmakers put forth proposals to cut $15 million from the budget. Newsham warned these would result in a significant reduction in workforce and hundreds of officers would lose their jobs, making the streets less safe.
The Left wants to cut funding for the police in order to pander to their base. But you won’t hear those same people talking about the usefulness of police now that a manhunt is underway.
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