Multiple Shots Fired at 3rd and Upshur St, NW

A reader tweets us:

“@PoPville ​Shots fired. 3rd and Upshur at the corner market. police on the scene.”

Update from MPD:

“Around 9:00 PM today, we were alerted to numerous sounds of gunshots in the area of the 300 block of Upshur Street, NW. Several vehicles were damaged. No one has reported being a victim of gun shots at this point. We are following up on a silver van possibly being involved.

If anyone has information regarding this event, they are asked to call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

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  • Original reporter. I don’t know if it was related to the market or just near. There are some people that live near there that are know to cause problems and according to the neighbors, shots may have been mid-block between 3rd and 4th

    • Riyad Market? That place needs to be shut down. Please encourage your neighbors to work with MPD and psd along any tips. So important.

      • Not Riyad, but yes, that place must be shut down. Can we get a bakery instead please oh please!?

        • Pool your money with your neighbors, invest, and open one?

          • As for “Pool your money with your neighbors, invest, and open one” — the recommendation of “If you want _____, open it yourself” isn’t realistic for most people. A more realistic option would be supporting a Kickstarter if a bakery wanted to come to the neighborhood.

      • Riyad Market is way down at 8th and Upshur, so not that one.

  • This is not what our neighborhood needs. Please stop killing people.

  • I believe all the cars that were hit (mine was one of them) were in the 4200 block of 3rd. Word from neighbors home at the time is that several men were seen running through the alley between 3rd and 4th running from Upshur and Varnum. They then got in a car, and drove south on 3rd shootingfrom the car. Disconcerting, but glad no one was hurt (that I’ve heard of).

  • At what point do we see a change in strategy in Ward 4? This has been going on since fall of 2014. It slowed down during a couple weeks of freezing temps, nothin has changed. What MPD is doing is not working.

  • I would love too!

  • I used to live in this area. I remember maybe 12-9 months ago there were some high school kids playing with guns around noon on a Saturday just shooting at flowers and cars….

  • Just came across a petition to try and get some actual answers from the Mayor’s office about what the city is doing or will do to deter violent crime in Petworth. With enough signatures, hopefully this will get an actual answer from her or her staff instead of the generic comments about how much she cares and how important this is followed by a whole lot of nothing.

  • Did anyone hear shots again tonight? Hard to say where from but perhaps 5th and Shepherd?

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