Commotion at Capital Pride parade after false report of gunshots, officials say

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first_imgAstrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A brief commotion broke out during Washington DC’s “Capital Pride” parade after revelers heard what they took to be gunshots, but city officials said it was a false alarm.There were minor injuries “due to reports of a shooting,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a post on Twitter. “There were no shots fired, and there is no active threat.” [email protected] #PrideDc #DCPride – There is NO Active Shooter at Dupont Circle. There are injuries from people running from what they thought were gunshots. But there is NO ACTIVE SHOOTER at Dupont Circle. @DCPoliceDept @DC_HSEMA— Deputy Mayor Donahue (@SafeDC) June 9, 2019The commotion occurred near DuPont Circle.The incident comes in the wake of several violent incidents, as a month of LGBT pride events kick off across the country.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. I have been briefed by @DCPoliceDept Chief Newsham about the incident at #CapitalPride. @dcfireems is on the scene to treat minor injuries / due to reports of a shooting. There were no shots fired, and there is no active [email protected] will provide further updates. https://t.co/ngLLbHVzKV— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) June 9, 2019Kevin Donahue, the deputy mayor for public safety, tweeted: “There are injuries from people running from what they thought were gunshots. But there is NO ACTIVE SHOOTER at Dupont Circle.”It was not immediately clear how many people had been injured.last_img read more

Boat accident off San Diego coast leaves four dead, nearly two dozen hospitalized

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first_imgTamilisa Miner/iStock(SAN DIEGO) — At least four people died after a crowded “smuggling vessel” hit a reef and capsized off the coast of San Diego on Sunday morning, officials said.The incident took place around 9:56 a.m. local time, when a call came in from a commercial vessel that reported there was another boat in trouble near Point Loma leading into San Diego Bay, according to Rick Romero of the San Diego Lifeguard Services.The initial report said there was just one person aboard the distressed ship. However, rescuers said there were as many as 30 people involved. James Gartland, the lifeguard chief for the city of San Diego, said the vessel hit a reef and broke.“There are people in the water drowning, getting sucked by currents, people on shore,” Romero told reporters at a news conference.Seven people were in the water, and two had drowned, according to Romero. The remainder of the passengers were taken to area hospitals with conditions ranging from “hypothermia and injuries from the vessel breaking,” Romero said.At least three people needed CPR, according to Gartland.Weather conditions, which caused the boat to break apart, also hindered the rescue efforts, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. There were seven-foot swells, low clouds and some rain.Divers could not go in the water because the weather was so bad, the source told ABC News.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating the crash since it took place in federal waters.Jeff Stephenson, a Border Patrol agent, told reporters that the boat was a smuggling vessel, and the likely operator was in custody.“Smugglers don’t care about the people, they only care about their pockets,” Stephenson told reporters.Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Grossmont Hospital reported receiving eight patients from the incident, with injuries mostly coming from passengers hitting rocks in the ocean, a spokesperson said in a statement. Three of the patients from Sharp Grossmont Hospital are expected to be discharged, while the remaining patients were in stable condition, the hospital said.A spokesperson for UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest said it also received eight patients, three of whom were trauma patients while the others were sent to the emergency department.On Sunday night, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement that 29 have reportedly been accounted for: 24 of them who are alive, four who are dead “and one person who was last reported to be in critical condition.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more