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15-year-old boy shot dead at illegal DC festival identified

The 15-year-old boy, who was shot dead at a chaotic Juneteenth concert in Washington, DC, was identified Monday – as police continued to investigate a motive for the shooting, which also injured three people.

The teenager who was gunned down in the chaos on Sunday night has been identified by police as Chase Lorenzo Poole.

Police found a gun on Poole after the shooting, but it wasn’t the gun that fatally wounded him, law enforcement sources told The Washington Post.

After Poole was shot, an eyewitness told WTTG that the teenager could be heard “crying for his mother” as he lay dying in the street.

Police don’t yet know if Poole or anyone with him was the intended target of the shooting.

Poole had been shot twice before, including as recently as February, the sources said.

The shooting erupted as police attempted to shut down the Moechella concert, which was being held about 2 miles north of the White House.

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Chase Lorenzo Poole, 15, was fatally shot at the Moechella concert in Washington, DC.
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Hundreds of people had gathered on the street for the illegal event.

“The person who took Chase’s life and brought this violence to our community must be held accountable,” Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said in a statement Monday.

“The investigation continues as detectives search the crime scene to collect evidence and conduct witness interviews.”

A man is questioned at the crime scene.
A witness said he heard Poole cry for his mother and saw the police officer in front of him being shot.
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Three others were injured in the shooting, including a police officer and two adults. They are all in stable condition after being treated in hospital, police said.

Witness Daniel Dyson told WTTG he heard Poole cry for his mother.

“It hurts to hear that, man. And no one could help him,” Dyson said.

“It bothers me to see him go. Everything that’s going on here bothers me. And it has to stop. Really does.”

Screenshots of a video recorded during the chaos.
Three others were injured in the shooting, including a police officer and two adults.
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The police arrive at the scene of the shooting.
Police don’t yet know if Poole or anyone with him was the intended target of the shooting.
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Dyson added that he also saw the police officer shot dead right in front of him.

“I was sitting next to a police officer. Shots were fired next,” he recalled. “He didn’t want to stay down. He went on. He was shot in the leg. And he kept moving. He went to the fire. He didn’t run away.”

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