10/20/14 7:14am

From MPD:

“Just before 3am, units on patrol heard gunshots in the area of 9th and Kennedy Sts NW. Shortly thereafter, three victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds were located in the 5300 blk of 8th St NW. All victims were transported to an area hospital. One of the victims has been pronounced. The other two victims are in stable condition. This case is being investigated by the Homicide Branch. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

10/19/14 10:30am

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From DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency:

“District first responders will participate in a multi-location, full-scale emergency preparedness exercise from Sunday, October 19, 2014 through Monday, October 20, 2014. The exercise will simulate multiple terrorist attacks occurring at various locations within the District and is designed to establish a learning environment for players to exercise emergency response plans, policies, procedures, and identified core capabilities as they pertain to multiple simultaneous domestic terrorist attacks. The goal of the exercise is to ensure that government agencies are prepared to take coordinated action to protect the public in the event of an actual emergency caused by an act of terrorism in the District.”

10/19/14 8:35am

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A reader reports around 5:45am Sunday:

“Overturned car on 13 between Girard and Harvard. Driver seems okay but is freaking out yelling expletives a lot. Doesn’t seem to be anyone else involved. Oh, and ambulance/fire dept here within 3 minutes of my 911 call. Amazing! Took police TEN minutes. Seriously. Ten. Like shouldn’t they be patrolling nearby?

No idea how someone could flip a car between a stop sign and a stoplight.”

Video of the car being righted:

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Friday], at approximately 5:30 pm, members of your 3D VICE Unit were conducting Interdiction Operations in the 3100 block of 11th Street, NW when they stopped a vehicle which was found to be transporting numerous illegal and unregistered firearms.

Recovered were a total of ten (10) illegal firearms, to include handguns, assault rifles and shotguns. Three adults were arrested and charged with various Firearm Trafficing offenses.

At this time we believe these illegal firearms were being possessed and intended to be illicitly sold on the streets of DC.”