Daytime Shooting near the Starburst Intersection at H St and Bladensburg Rd, NE

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From MPD just before 1pm:

“5D Shooting Investigation at 800 Blk Bladensburg Rd NE. LOF: 2 B/M’s. One w/a red bike, armed w/a gun//2609”

Another reader reports it may have been at or near the Safeway at Benning and 17th St, NE. Updates when more is known.

Update: MPD public affairs says shooting was in the 800 block of Bladensburg and an adult female was shot in the buttocks.

Update from MPD:

“On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at approximately 1230 hours, gunshots were heard in the 1600 Block Benning Road NE. A person ran when they heard the gunshots and at one point they were believed to be struck by a bullet in the lower extremities. The victim made there was to 845 Bladensburg Rd NE where police responded and an ambulance took them to the hospital. MPD closed portions of Hechinger Mall, Starburst Plaza and CVS to conduct an investigation.

Currently this case is being investigated by the Fifth District Detectives.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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  • Cant wait for the “Twilight” Farmer’s Market because that’ll solve this problem…amirite? eh? eh?

  • Only a snarky fool such as youeself would’ve believed that.

  • northeazy

    Ah the Safeway. Or as I like to call it the unSafeway, or my personal fav, the Murderway. There was a straight up drive-by over there at like 8am on a Sunday afternoon a few years ago.

  • When I moved to the area, I was like “Cool, a big Safeway!”. After going to that “supermarket” a few times, I had to give up. Dirty, smelly and the lines take literally 20 minutes. Cashiers give you some seriously bad attitude.
    I now go to Aldi across the street…..or drive to VA, it takes less time and its a much more pleasant experience.

  • @DCDuchess – there is the new Giant at 3rd and H NE and Harris Teeter’s at 1st and M.

    Wasn’t someone on a red bike involved in another shooting like this a few weeks ago? Then there’s the shooting on Maryland Ave, brazen and daytime on a Sunday.

  • Brooklyn Brawler

    +1000 re: the Safeway @ Hechinger Mall. Gave up on them a couple years back.

  • I know this is petty, but the lack of proofreading in the MPD update drives me crazy…”The victim made there was…” I think it’s supposed to say “made their way?” At least half of the DC Alerts I get have similar mistakes

  • This is not great, and I’m truly sorry to hear anyone was injured, but surely I’m not the only one who read this and had Forrest Gump playing in their head when they read the “in the buttocks” part, right? Oh boy I need more sleep.

  • There Are still police everywhere over here now. Safeway/Hechinger Mall parking lot, CVS, and Starburst park.

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