05/25/15 10:22pm

1376 Park Road, NW

Back in April we saw a permit for a fast food restaurant in the former oxxo drycleaners space next to Sticky Fingers. Turns out it will be Shanghai Tokyo Cafe:


Their website says:

“Opened in 2011, Shanghai Tokyo is the brainchild of Joe Chen, a life-long restaurateur with over 25 years of experience in the food service industry. The family-friendly environment is a choice Joe made because he wants everyone that visits Shanghai Tokyo to feel as comfortable dining with their family, as he does with his.

Every detail is well thought out, from every meal’s ingredients, to the atmosphere provided for his patrons. Joe wants Shanghai Tokyo to be your first choice for College Park restaurants, and will always make the effort to gain your trust and satisfaction.”

Check out their College Park menu here: ShanghaiTokyo_menu (PDF)

Coming this summer. Stay tuned.


05/25/15 9:06pm

7th and O St, NW

Update from MPD:

“The Third District is investigating a shooting that occurred at 6th and N St that occurred about 20 minutes ago. [just before 9pm]

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”

@DCPolice Dept tweets:

“Shooting 2051 hrs in the 700 block of O Street, NW. Lookout for B/M, long dreads, last seen on a dirt bike.”

A reader tweets us:

“Shots fired on 7th and O. Careful out there!”

I asked if MPD was on the scene:

“yes along with ambulances…. same spot as usual.”

On the Shaw listserv a resident writes:

“We were just out walking the dogs, and a block away (near 7th & O) a loud shot rang out followed by screams and chaos, and then sirens. There had been a party going on there. There may have been some additional shots. This happens repeatedly in that same area, yet there were on police in the area when it happened.”

05/25/15 1:20pm


From MPD:

“On today’s date [Saturday] at around 1:56PM, in the 1300 block of H Street, Northeast, (2) individuals were involved in a verbal altercation that resulted in (1) of the individuals stabbing the other in the arm.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for his injury and released.

This case is currently being investigated by the First District Detectives Unit.”


“On May 24, 2015, at approximately 8:00 P.M., 4D units responded to a 911 call for a shooting alongside of 5601 13th Street, N.W. An adult male victim was located in the 5600 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, suffering from a gunshot to right foot. The victim reported that a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans approached him in the alleyway and stated, “Give me your phone.” The victim attempted to punch the suspect, at which time the suspect pulled out a dark handgun and shot him in the foot. The suspect then fled westbound towards 13th Street, and the victim ran east towards Georgia Avenue. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injury.”


“On May 25, 2015, at approximately 12:02 AM, Fourth District units responded to the area of Rock Creek Church Road and Warder Street, NW, for the sound of gunshots. While canvassing the area, officers located an adult male in the 3600 block of Warder Street, NW, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the left arm.

The victim was initially uncooperative with the officers. He was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries. While at the hospital, the victim reported that an African American male with a dark complexion shot him from across the street while he was standing on the porch of a house located in the 3600 block of Warder Street, NW.

The victim stated that he was at a party that was being hosted at the house, but he did not know the individual who shot him. After the shooting, the suspect fled on foot, and was last seen running northbound on Warder Street, N.W.”


“On May 25, 2015, at approximately 3:21 A.M., three victims were standing outside of an apartment building in the 900 block of Gallatin Street, N.W., when they were approached by an African American male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The suspect pointed a black handgun at them and demanded their money. One of the victims handed the suspect some cash. At this time, the suspect was startled and fired several shots at the victims. One victim was shot in the hand, and one victim was shot in the leg. The suspect fled and was observed entering a black sedan. The vehicle fled northbound on 9th Street.

4D Officers observed a vehicle that matched the lookout in the vicinity of 5th Street and Missouri Ave, NW. When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver immediately fled northbound in the 5700 block of 5th Street. When the driver attempted to turn onto Marietta Place, he lost control and struck a fence and a fire hydrant at the intersection. The suspects bailed out of the vehicle and fled into the east alley of the 5800 block of 5th Street. A perimeter was established and K9 units and a helicopter were deployed. No suspects were arrested, but multiple items of evidence have been recovered. The vehicle driven by the suspects was also found to be stolen. It is believed that the suspects may have committed additional robberies in the Fourth District earlier in the night/ morning. The victims of the robbery/ shooting were transported to a local area hospital and are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“May 24th – 1D Stabbing, 0636 hours, 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW. No lookout.”

Shooting 2102 hours 500 block of 58th Street, NE

From DCAlerts:

Stabbing at 0327 hrs in the 600 blk of T St NW. No lookout.”


Also on Saturday @Kevin_Barta tweeted us the wild photo above:

“J&J charters bus on fire on I-395 bridge in #DC”