Shooting reported 8th & Shepherd closed with arrest

Shooting reported 8th & Shepherd closed with arrest

On Friday, July 27th, there was a shooting on the 3800 block of 8th Street (originally reported as occurring at 8th and Taylor Streets). The shooter was arrested.

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More details on Wednesday's Georgia Avenue shooting

More details on Wednesday's Georgia Avenue shooting

The Washington Post has published a follow-up on the police-involved shooting that occurred on Georgia Avenue and Randolph Street Wednesday afternoon. 

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MPD-involved shooting at Georgia and Randolph Street

MPD-involved shooting at Georgia and Randolph Street

MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots at Randolph and Georgia Avenue this afternoon around 2pm. Reportedly, a man was shooting a gun at Metro buses. MPD shot the suspect, who was taken to the hospital for surgery. Video.

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Resident angst about gun violence and parks once thought safe

Resident angst about gun violence and parks once thought safe

This summer has seen an increase in gun violence that is understandably making residents very agitated and looking for someone to both blame and provide solutions. Neither is easy to find. 

Residents met with MPD and DC gov leadership at the Hamilton Recreation Center on Wednesday evening, August 24th to discuss the recent shooting at Hamilton Park on August 18th and talk through the issue. The takeaway is that residents are upset, and DC agencies don't have concrete strategies.

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Community meeting at Hamilton Rec Center about recent gun violence

Community meeting at Hamilton Rec Center about recent gun violence

Maria Barry, ANC 4C02 Commissioner, and Sean Wieland, candidate for ANC 4C01 Commissioner, will hold a community meeting at Hamilton Park tomorrow (Wednesday, August 24, 2016) at 7pm.  

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Shooting at 5th & Allison St, one injured

Shooting at 5th & Allison St, one injured

At an intersection known for summertime fireworks and people hanging outside late at night, a loud staccato of bullet fire confused some, scared others and injured one young woman.

The shooting on Saturday night around 10:30pm at 5th and Allison St NW was witnessed by several people and heard by neighbors for blocks around. Reports tell of anywhere from 6 to 15 shots, and from witness accounts at the scene, the shooters used both a handgun and a rifle.

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Update on shooting on Illinois, sounds of gunshots on Decatur tonight

Update on shooting on Illinois, sounds of gunshots on Decatur tonight

It's been a busy day for the officers and detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department in PSA 407. There was a shooting around 4pm this afternoon on the 4500 block of Illinois Avenue, then this evening MPD responded to a report of the sounds of gunshots at 8th and Decatur Street

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Shooting at Sherman Circle this morning

Shooting at Sherman Circle this morning

There was a shooting at Sherman Circle this morning just before noon. Will see if I can get more info. Really don't understand people sometimes. 

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MPD update on gunshots at Emerson & 7th (Updated 11/18)

MPD update on gunshots at Emerson & 7th (Updated 11/18)

PSA 407 manager Lieutenant Anthony Washington reached out to me today regarding the recent gun violence around 7th Street and Emerson to say that he's well-aware of the area and resident concerns, and is taking steps to address the issue.

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Not OK Corral: Gunshots continue at Emerson & 7th Street

Not OK Corral: Gunshots continue at Emerson & 7th Street

After last week's shooting and subsequent arrest of two suspects, one would think things would quiet down near Emerson St and 7th. Turns out, not so much

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When violence and shootings become the norm

When violence and shootings become the norm

There's an interesting thread going on the Petworth Listserv about the shootings and increase in violence in the Petworth area... and the lack of a communicated, comprehensive plan to deal with it. Jonah Goodman sent a well-written email to the Petworth Listserv, which I quote below. He has pulled together a number of valuable resources, including a Google Map of recent shootings.  Read the full post after the break:

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