Daytime Shooting at 13th and Allison St, NW

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Looks like this is turning out to be one of those weekends…

From MPD:

“At approximately 1:30 pm today [Saturday], Fourth District units received a report that gunshots had been heard near the corner of 13th Street and Allison Street NW. Upon arriving on the scene the officers located an adult male who had been shot in his upper right leg. He was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition being treated. Fourth District detectives are currently conducting interviews and pursuing leads. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 1-888-919-CRIME”

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  • I just moved into the neighborhood and am totally disturbed by the recent incidents. Does anyone know if there any plans to increase police presence?

    • I cannot speak for all recent incidents, but this one in particular was *not* random. A few months back, my neighbors had a home invasion and one of them was stabbed. They too were not picked at random (in fact, I believe they let their attackers in and may have been selling drugs).
      Point is, some of these scary things that happen are 100% due to the victims personal actions and bad choices. Not that it isn’t sketchy as hell, but I don’t lose any sleep over it. Know your neighbors…the good, the bad, the ugly. Meet your local cops. Report the sketchy incidents. Increased cop presence can’t cure stupid people.

    • There already seems to be a pretty high police presence in the Columbia Heights/Petworth area. Personally, I’ve noticed more bike cops in my area the last few months than I ever have before.

  • this is relatively commonplace, and police presence seems pretty amazingly high already in P.Worth and Columbia Heights. not sure that would necessarily improve the situation…for example, a year or so ago there were two shootings about three blocks from where police cruisers were idling. improving effectiveness seems like the better way to go.

  • It’s not for lack of cops. They’re everywhere already. We’ll have peace in Petworth as soon as Councilmen Phil Mendelson and Tommy Wells are no longer there to coddle gang members and juvenile criminals.

  • The best thing you can do is pay attention to your surroundings. Get to know your neighbors, find out who is who, and start calling the police when you see something out of the ordinary or suspicious. Find some neighbors you can confide in and chat with them regularly to get information about anything they may have seen. If you do have a problem house on your hands, or you see suspicious activity, let the police know. They can’t do everything on their own….they need help from the community.

  • JE, actually crime is down this year in DC. Still horrific, but our valued leadership is in self congratulation mode on the issue. Note none of them (besides Barry) live in high crime areas. If in DC we are all second class citizens, those of us in the crap neighborhoods are third class, or something lower (note I got out recently, blessed be). But caballero has it right, become a quiet source of info and hope for change over time. Unfortunately, much of what may irk you is not really considered a crime in DC (loitering, threats, littering, vandalism, minor assaults, etc). We just elected Phil Mendelson for another for years to lead our public safety policy so not much will change. Unless Kwame removes him from that committee, which I find unlikely.

  • I’m just saying, not sure if it is a coincidence or not but ever since Fenty left it has been insanity with this kind of thing. I know I have heard more in the last few months than in the past 3 years I have been in DC.

  • Fenty hasn’t gone anywhere yet.

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