Washington DC shooting, One dead, 20 injured

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One person was killed and 20 others were injured in a shooting in a Washington DC, according to authorities.

The shooting took place at around 1am on Sunday at a residential neighbourhood in the US capital,

The victim was identified as the 17-year-old Christopher Brown, his family confirmed to CBS Washington DC affiliate WUSA-TV.

At least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals after the shooting, a police spokesman said.

A witness told local media that the incident took place at a birthday party.

No further details were immediately available.