Matt Small
and Acacia James

A 17-year-old is dead  — one of at least 21 people, including an off-duty D.C. police officer, who were shot during a large public gathering in Southeast early Sunday morning, according to police.

D.C. police said shots were fired around 1 a.m. Sunday on the 3300 block of Dubois Place SE, in a residential neighborhood located between Fort Circle Park and the northbound Anacostia Freeway in Ward 7.

At least nine people were transported to various nearby hospitals for treatment, a police spokesman confirmed.

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