I’m knocking wood, I’m knocking wood

I can’t believe I’m going to write about this but ultimately I think it is a good thing. It has been a really long time since I have heard gunshots. When I first moved in I could easily without exaggerating say that I heard gunshots at least once a month. You remember what they sound like, a distinct pop. But remember they were not the fireworks, once you hear the real sound you don’t mistake them for fireworks anymore. I feel like it has been ages since I last heard any. If you ever want to hear a really scary story ask me to tell you about the last time I heard any. At any rate I think this is great. Somebody is doing something right. I hope it holds through the Summer. Have you guys noticed a decrease in gunshots in the night? Is it a trend or just a lull? Now if we could just do something about that train…

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  • I wish I had good news for you – but someone was killed in an alley near 8th & Taylor Saturday night. I heard the gunshots from my house – the first time in the year and a half I’ve lived in Petworth that I’ve heard any. It also happened directly behind the ROC at 801 Shepherd.

    “Burton, Hilton \(MPD\)”
    Homicide in 800 block of Taylor Street NW.
    Message #3043 of 3043
    Last night, a little before midnight, officers from the Fourth District heard the sounds of gunshots in the area of Georgia Avenue and Taylor Street NW. Officers canvassed the area and found a black male in the alley rear of 816 Taylor Street NW suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body. This case is being investigated as a homicide. At this time we do not have any lookouts or suspect information. We ask that anyone having information on this case please give us a call on 202-727-9099. Thank you.

  • Ugh, that is terrible news. I was really feeling optimistic too.

  • Yeah, around midnight on Saturday I heard about 10 shots and that turned out to be the Taylor/GA/8th alley murder.

    Things are no doubt better and the incidents are fewer, but a lot of work remains to clean up what needs cleaning up.

  • My husband and I heard three gunshots last night in the alley behind our house on New Hampshire just south of the circle. We called the police immediately and they were there to check the alley within a few minutes. They didn’t find anything that I know.

  • This is terrible, terrible news, maybe I’ve just learned to tune the pops out…

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