Death of DNC’s Seth Rich remains a mystery

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Former chairperson of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz listens to the biographical film presentation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

A firestorm is brewing on social media. It’s been almost a month since a 27-year old Democratic National Committee employee was shot and killed by a gunshot wound.

CNN reported on Seth Rich’s death. He was found “conscious and breathing” in Washington’s Bloomingdale neighborhood on Sunday, July 10, according to law enforcement officials.

Rich was then transported to an area hospital, where police said he “succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.”

He worked as voter expansion data director for the DNC since 2014, CNN confirmed with the DNC. A 2011 graduate of Creighton University, Rich’s resume was filled with various jobs in Democratic politics and political consulting.

Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz mourned Rich’s death in a statement released the day after his death.

“Our hearts are broken with the loss of one of our DNC family members over the weekend,” she said. “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.”

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department in Washington is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals behind the shooting.

Twitter and Facebook users are demanding answers to Rich’s death.

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