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Several Injured at DC Pride After False Reports of Shooter

Several were injured at DC Pride after false reports of a shooter.
Several were injured at DC Pride after false reports of a shooter.

Rumors of a gun sent people scurrying, but Mayor Muriel Bowser says there was no shooter.

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Seven people were sent to local hospitals after a brief panic ensued at Saturday night's Capital Pride event in Washington, D.C.

None of the injured, who were hurt when a small stampede began amid reports of an active shooter, have life-threatening injuries, according to The Washington Post.

The chaos occurred in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, which the Saturday pride bisected. The panic began after a fight broke out among parade watchers and someone reportedly brandished a gun. Police later arrested a man and found a weapon.

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Eastern and the parade ended shortly after that, according to the Post.

Mayor Muriel Bowser assured the public there was no shooter, while Pride organizers expressed gratitude at the limited injuries and said Pride weekend would continue as planned.

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Neal Broverman

Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.