From Roll Call, by Warren Rojas, July 11, 2016, 2:15 PM –
Seth Rich, voter expansion data director, gunned down in own neighborhood
Seth Conrad Rich, a 27-year-old who worked for the Democratic National Committee, died of multiple gunshot wounds in the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW.
According to police reports, officers from the Fifth District patrolling the Bloomingdale neighborhood heard gunshots at around 4:20 a.m. Sunday and shortly thereafter encountered a “conscious and breathing” Rich.
According to a local blog , Rich was transported to an area hospital “where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.”
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz mourned the sudden passing of the voter expansion data director on her team.
“Our hearts are broken with the loss of one of our DNC family members over the weekend. Seth Rich was a dedicated, selfless public servant who worked tirelessly to protect the most sacred right we share as Americans — the right to vote,” she said in a prepared statement. “He saw the great potential of our nation and believed that, together, we can make the world a better place. He was a joy to have as a member of our team, and his talents, intelligence and enthusiasm will be deeply missed by the many friends, colleagues and coworkers who worked by his side in service to the highest ideals of our democracy.”
“We send our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Seth’s family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers as we try to pick up the pieces and carry on the work that was so important to Seth and to us,” Wasserman Schultz said.
Before moving to the DNC two years ago, Rich was a research associate for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for two years, according to his LinkedIn page. The 2011 Creighton University graduate also worked for former Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson’s campaign and interned in his office.
The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a $25,000 reward for information regarding the shooting. Tips can be shared via phone (202-727-9099) or by text (50411).
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