Democratic National Committee employee fatally shot in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 27-year-old man who worked for the Democratic National Committee has died after being shot in northwest Washington.

Police say Seth Conrad Rich died Sunday after he was shot multiple times. Police say the shooting happened around 4:15 a.m. Acting Capt. Anthony Haythe of the Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide branch said at a news conference Monday morning that Rich lived in the area. Haythe says there were no witnesses, and police have no suspects. He says investigators are looking into all possible motives.

Rich’s mother told NBC Washington that her son may have been the victim of an armed robbery.

“There had been a struggle. His hands were bruised, his knees are bruised, his face is bruised, and yet he had two shots to his back, and yet they never took anything,” she said.

“They took his life for literally no reason. They didn’t finish robbing him, they just took his life,” Mary Rich continued. “They hurt the community, and they hurt the long-term possibility of what he could have done.”

Rich’s title at the DNC was voter expansion data director. In a statement, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz called Rich a “dedicated, selfless public servant who worked tirelessly to protect the most sacred right we share as Americans.”

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