Triple Shooting at 100 block of Pierce Street, NW/1100 Blk 1st Place, NW


From @DCPoliceDept just before midnight:

“1D-Shooting, 2356 hours, 100 block of Pierce Street NW. (3) adult male victims. No lookout at this time.”

From @IAFF36:

“Triple shooting – 1100 Blk 1st place NW – 1 priority 1 & 2 priority 2 all traumas potentially life threatening”

Ed. Note: On March 19th there was a double shooting at this location and on June 6th there was another double shooting at this location.


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a shooting in which 4 victims were struck by gunfire in the 1100 block of 1st Street, NW. Three of the victims suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds and one victim was fatally wounded.

On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at approximately 11:56 pm, officers from the First District responded to the area of 1100 block of 1st Street, NW for the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 100 block of Pierce Street, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced.

Three additional victims were located. An adult male was located in the 1100 block of 1st Street, NW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. A second adult male was located in the 100 block of Pierce Street, NW suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. A third victim, an adult male who suffered from a gunshot wound to the forearm, was transported to an area hospital by a friend.

The decedent is identified as 32 year-old Delonta Hendrix of Northwest, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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  • NBC says these people were playing dice… have never understood what’s fun about playing dice. It’s a game of chance… no strategy at all. only dumb people gamble on games of chance…. oh yeah… only dumb people shoot each other over a game and a hand full of $1s

  • Couple of points – is this technically Truxton Circle? Apologies if this has been clarified before, but I thought Truxton Circle stopped at NY Ave.

    Also, is diceplaying illegal in DC? It goes on all the time across the street, but I debate reporting it, as it could be harmless fun. Or, it could lead to foolishness like this.

    • You’re right; Truxton Circle does end at NY Ave. This is close to the Sirsum Corda Cooperative, but I don’t know what the neighborhood technically is. It’s also scary close to the library/rec center.

      I think dice playing is illegal — gambling while doing it certainly is. If you call 911 the police will come by and break it up, but I’ve never seen them arrest or cite anyone.

    • The neighborhood is Northwest One.

  • Yes, any and all forms of gambling are illegal in unregulated environments. Reporting it will probably do you no good though, since the second the cops show up, the players will claim it’s just a “friendly game” with no money involved.

  • I live in Truxton Circle (north of this area) and there is group of teenagers who on always playing dice on my block. I always feel like such a jerk when I call 911 to report it, but because things like this happen it is the right thing to do. I’ve spoken to the local commander and he has confirmed it – when neighbors see people playing dice (drinking on the street, loitering, etc.) even though it seems harmless, you should call 911. I don’t like doing it (the kids on my block hate me) but if can help these types of events from happening in the neighborhood I guess it is worth it.

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