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Democratic National Committee staffer shot, killed in Northwest D.C.

Seth Conrad Rich (MPD)

Seth Conrad Rich, an employee at the Democratic National Committee, was shot to death early Sunday morning in Northwest D.C., according to police.

D.C. police say they heard gunshots while patrolling in the area Sunday around 4:19 a.m. Police say they found Rich, 27, of Northwest D.C. in the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds but conscious and breathing.

Rich was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The reward poster for information on the murder of Seth Rich is reproduced below.

Rich was the Voter Expansion Data Director at the DNC and had worked there for more than two years, according to a spokesperson for the organization.

"Our hearts are broken with the loss of one of our DNC family members over the weekend," DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement released to the press. "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. 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."

Police have not released any information on a possible suspect and are asking anyone with information to call them at: (202) 727-9099. D.C. Police offer rewards of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for homicides in D.C.

The reward poster for Seth Rich:

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