The Democratic National Committee’s director of voter expansion data was fatally shot this past weekend in Washington, D.C., the group confirmed. Seth Rich, 27, was shot multiple times early Sunday morning just past 4 a.m. Patrolling officers said they heard gunshots and went to the scene. Rich died shortly after being taken to a local hospital. The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown, and no witnesses were nearby.
“Our hearts are broken with the loss of one of our DNC family members over the weekend,” DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. “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.”