A reader writes at 10:29am:
“Shooting just happened in font of GrandVille moores its yellow tapped and 2 dozen police cars with trauma unit and clean up present”
More info as it becomes available.
One reader reports on to me @PoPville on twitter:
“they caught at least one of the suspects (not sure if there was more than one). Saw the arrest happen”
Another twitter follower writes:
“@DCPoliceDept says it was a robbery w/ gun.”
Official update from MPD:
“There were two robberies this morning in the First District:
The first took place at 8:55 A.M. in the 300 block of 13th Street, N.E.
In this case, there were a total of three black male suspects, two on foot wearing masks and a third operating a red Ford four door vehicle. The suspects made good their escape in the vehicle and were last seen traveling eastbound in the 1300 block of Constitution Avenue, N.E. The victim had personal property stolen and suffered minor injuries. No weapon was used in this offense.
The second took place 9:38 A.M. in the 1200 block of H Street, N.E.
In this case, members of D.C. Protective Services Police and the First District were able to successfully apprehend the suspect. The victim in this case was not injured and their personal property was recovered. The suspect displayed a gun during the robbery, which was also recovered at the scene. The officers and detectives on the scene did an outstanding job in apprehending this suspect.
At this time, it is unknown if these incidents are related.”