Unfortunately it is easy to overlook these incidents because they weren’t widely reported (as fortunately nobody was killed) but let’s not pretend that they didn’t happen. Because the people that live on these blocks can’t pretend it didn’t happen.
From MPD 12:19 am Sat. Night/Sun. Morning (3 shot at 7th and Shepherd St, NW):
“Units received a call for the sound of gunshots in the 500 blk of Shepherd St NW. Nothing was found. A short time later, 3 shooting victims arrived at an area hospital reporting being shot in the 700 blk of Shepherd. Units are currently on the scene on Shepherd investigating. Lookout is for a dark colored SUV. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-919-CRIME.”
From MPD Fri. Night/Sat. Morning (1 shot at 9th and Decatur St, NW):
“On today’s date [Saturday] at approximately 4:45 am, Fourth District units received a report of shots being fired in the area of 9th and Decatur Streets, NW. A few hours later, the Fourth District received a call from an area hospital for a shooting victim. After being interviewed, it has been determined that the victim, an adult female, was shot while in the area of 9th and Decatur Streets, NW. The victim transported herself to the hospital and is currently being treated for a non life-threatening injury.”
From MPD Fri. Night/Sat. Morning (2 Shot at 1st and Kennedy St, NW):
“Shortly after 2 am on September 19, 2010, MPD Fourth District units responded for the report of sounds of gunshots in the 100 block of Kennedy Street, NW. Upon their arrival on scene they discovered an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the body. The male victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Shortly thereafter, a second adult male victim arrived at a local hospital, also suffering from gunshot wounds. He reported that he was also in the 100 block of Kennedy Street when he was shot. The second victim’s injuries were also non-life threatening. Fourth District detectives are on the scene investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-919-CRIM[E] or 202-727-9099.”