“U/D SHOOTING- TODDLER and MAN SHOT- 5400 blk Georgia Av NW-DC. Injured boy is 2yr-old. Approx 15-20 shots were fired. Injuries are NLT.”
Update from MPD:
“On Saturday evening around 10:25 PM, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. A juvenile toddler that was inside one of the businesses was grazed by a bullet and an adult male that was on the sidewalk was struck by a bullet. The wounds sustained by both victims were not life-threatening.
Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact MPD at (202)727-9099 or can text at 50411.”
“February 5 – February 6
Feb 5 at 7 PM to Feb 6 at 11:59 PM
DC’s resident sherry expert Chantal Tseng (of RedEye Menus) is back behind the bar for her popular #GetLit literary cocktail series in the Reading Room. This weekend’s authorial inspiration: Haruki Murakami. Join us from 7pm-midnight Friday and Saturday nights for the most intellectual, inventive drinks DC has to offer. Bring your books and your friends.”
“I wanted to let you know that there has been a very unexpected turn of events last minute yesterday. I will be allowed to stay in the space here until the end of March to allow for a smoother transition and give me more time to find a new location.”
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.
“This is Idli, my 2-year-old rescue. She’s named that because her paws look like little idli, fluffy white rice and lentil cakes eaten for breakfast in India.”
“Douglas taking a snow day in Adams Morgan.”
“This is Skittle in his new yoga pose on Webster St. off 14th NW”
“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 5-7 with service adjustments on all six lines. Trains will operate as follows:
Green Line trains will operate every 24 minutes.
Yellow Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Sq only. Silver Line trains will operate every 10 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only.
Free shuttle buses will replace Orange and Blue line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly & Benning Road. Red Line trains will operate every 9-20 minutes.”
I am a neighbor on the 1100 block of H street NE and every morning a trash truck from Bates Trucking and Trash Removal number 175 or 176 comes to remove the commercial trash at 420-430 am. The truck is removing the trash from 1118 H Street NE (H&Pizza) who has their dumpsters located on public property without a public space permit. I’ve filed multiple official complaints with DCRA through the Trash Truck Noise Program as well as emailing and calling DCRA but they will not enforce the law in this case. Do you have any other suggestions?”
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My friend and I were having dinner in the back room of El Rey around 8:30 pm yesterday when a brawl broke out between a group of patrons. Only a few were actually fighting, but the crowd involved was probably about 40-50 people. Tables were flipped, chairs tossed, and at least one woman was throwing glassware at people.
The fight was eventually broken up (props to the bouncers on this!) and the crowd made their way out to the street leaving a wreck behind them. Our server told us that the two-top next to us had paid with a fake $50 and skipped out when the fighting crowd dispersed, so I imagine he was not the only server who got stiffed last night.
I am even sadder for the fact that while my friend’s first reaction, and that of several staff and other patrons, was to call 911, those closest to the fight pulled their phones out to film it. I feel disappointed and disgusted by the behavior I witnessed last night. I know there has been a long debate about whether and when to get involved when an individual witnesses crimes in action, but the very least people can do is call the police when a situation is escalating like that and putting others in danger.
Despite the incident yesterday, I will definitely be returning to El Rey. After the fight dispersed, the staff was really great and sweet to the patrons who were not involved, our server gave us a couple of beers and a series of apologies for what was clearly not his fault. I feel sad that this happened to them and their business.”