Thursday night: Damaged cars but no injuries from gunshots at 8th & Taylor St NW

Thursday night: Damaged cars but no injuries from gunshots at 8th & Taylor St NW

According to MPD, the sound of gunshots was reported on Thursday night, April 18th at around 10:45pm in the area of Georgia Avenue and Shepherd Street NW.

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MPD releases disturbing video of shooting at 5th & Kennedy, asks for public's help

MPD releases disturbing video of shooting at 5th & Kennedy, asks for public's help

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 there was an explosion of gunshots at 5th and Kennedy Street NW. Multiple people were involved, but miraculously, considering the number of shooters, it seems no one was injured. MPD released a video of the shooting from a local retail establishment. There’s a public meeting Friday with MPD to discuss.

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Gunfire on 5th Street leaves residents ducking for cover and shaking their heads

Gunfire on 5th Street leaves residents ducking for cover and shaking their heads

Five shots, no injuries in the middle of a Friday afternoon.

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Barricade incident on Arkansas Avenue ends peaceably

Barricade incident on Arkansas Avenue ends peaceably

Late on Tuesday afternoon, July 3rd, MPD closed several streets around Arkansas Avenue and Emerson Street NW due to a domestic dispute that turned into a barricade situation.

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A shooting on Varnum & 8th Sunday night leaves no injuries but many questions

A shooting on Varnum & 8th Sunday night leaves no injuries but many questions

Readers reported hearing the sound of gunshots on Sunday evening, April 1st, around 8th and Varnum (also reported at Webster and Illinois Avenue, but this was the same incident... sound just carries).

It's a wacky story.

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Gunshots at 5th & Farragut, MPD investigating possible multiple weapons

Gunshots at 5th & Farragut, MPD investigating possible multiple weapons

At approximately 6:23pm, MPD received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 5000 block of 5th Street NW. 
 

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MPD hopes recent arrests curtail sounds of gunshots, violence

MPD hopes recent arrests curtail sounds of gunshots, violence

MPD sent out an email yesterday about an arrest made of two individuals who had guns and drugs on them. The hope is that the arrest leads to a decrease in some of the local violence around and between Crittenden and Kennedy Streets. 

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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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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 on the 4500 block of Illinois Ave, MPD investigating

Shooting on the 4500 block of Illinois Ave, MPD investigating

There's a pretty significant MPD presence on the 4500 block of Illinois Avenue, between Allison and Buchanan Streets, after a man was found in his car suffering from a gunshot wound.

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Gunshots at Taylor & Kansas Ave

Gunshots at Taylor & Kansas Ave

MPD responded to a report of gunshots this afternoon at the intersection of Taylor and Kansas Avenue NW (this is PSA 404).  

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