Shootings on the 1300 block of Columbia Rd, NW and the 600 blk of Morton St, NW


From @DCPoliceDept just before midnight:

“Shooting_2359 hrs_1300 Columbia Road NW_LOF: 2 B/M’s wearing all black”

Update from MPD:

“Around midnight tonight, 3D footbeat officers heard the sound of gunshots in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, N.W. Shortly thereafter, the officers located two male victims. One victim was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries and the second victim was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW.

On August 31, 2013 at approximately 11:59 pm, officers from the Third District responded to the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound. Both were transported to a local hospital by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel where the adult victim was pronounced and the juvenile victim was admitted in stable condition.

The decedent is identified as 23 year-old Antonio Jerome Williams of Northwest, Washington, DC.”

Ed. Note: There was a shooting on the 1300 block Columbia Rd, NW July 27th 2013.


and at 3am:

“Shooting_0300 hrs_600 Morton Street NW_No lookout”

Update from MPD:

“This morning at approximately 3:00 Am, 3D units were dispatched to the 600 block of Morton Street, N.W., for a shooting victim. Shortly thereafter, 3D units located a male victim suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound in the 600 block of Morton Street, N.W. The individual was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

Third District Detectives are currently investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Ed. Note: There was a stabbing on the 600 block of Morton St, NW on July 5th 2013.

15 Comment

  • Demolish this goddmned corner, please.

  • Shooting at Harvard and georgia during the week too, right?. Wtf is going on?

  • News 4 is reporting one of the men died in the shooting on Columbia…

  • I made a comment once on Popville about not liking to drive down that block, thinking it very creepy. I got flamed by a bunch of posters telling me to get out of town and move to the suburbs.

    Concentrated public housing has always proven to be a disaster. When will the local government learn not to do that.

    • I live a block away and drive to work early on the weekends (4am). Either go down 13th or 11th. Simply don’t feel safe there… in my car!

  • Both shootings around public housing projects. Its always the same old story.

  • Bunch of police and an ambulance at Warder and Manor Place as of 7:20pm. No idea what happened but its a lot of police for a medical call.

  • I would be willing to bet that a least a dozen people have been killed around this project in just the last decade. The police need to get out of their F-in cars and actually patrol this area. They need to get to know the residents and deter this crime.

  • Sparta

    I served on a DC Grand Jury last year for five weeks. I was on the domestic violence/sexual abuse Grand Jury (the worst), but when we weren’t listening to horrific child molestation cases, we heard murder cases. After Anacostia, the area with the most murders in the city was Columbia Hts.

    • Did something similar this year, and yes, was shocked by what still goes down in Columbia Heights. It’s an otherwise great neighborhood that I lived in for many years, but still beset by the gangs and public housing issues that were always there pre-gentrification.

  • Yes, 99% of this violent crime is tied to this low-income housing shit. I say do what Chicago did, knock it all down and give the residents vouchers so they can live with neighbors who aren’t low-income and assimilate out of the spiral of public housing. Where is GRAHAm??? He’s the one supporting all this shit! Why are they building more at 14th & Euclid? When is Graham up for reelection?

  • hispanicandproud

    This block is creepy.

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