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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 StreetRead More
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:Read More