Daytime Shooting in the 1800 block of Monroe, St, NE and 9:10pm Shooting at 7th and Franklin St NE

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From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 01:40 PM on October 6, 2015, in the rear of the 1800 Block of Monroe St NE. The two (2) suspects left the scene in a black SUV.”


“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 09:10 PM on October 5, 2015, in front of the Liquor store at the corner of 7th and Franklin St NE.”

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  • That was a typo — it was 1:40am.

  • There was another shooting at 18th and Newton NE last night, too, but no one was hit. A police chase on top of that. The neighborhood list-serv is awash with (justifiable) exasperation over the house around where all this activity seems to be centered. My kingdom for a bulldozer.

    • What time did that shooting happen, Dognonymous? We saw a police chase through our neighborhood around 6:45-7pm and were wondering what was going on. Also, can you point us to the list-serv? Thanks!

    • Ah, what they don’t tell you on Zillow and Redfin…
      Brookland, vibrant up-and-coming neighborhood.
      Get in while it’s hot.
      Homes are now going for $750,000 – $1,000,000+
      Oh, but you do have to put up with police standoffs for murders (18/Newton)
      Shootings day and night (18/Newton; 18/Monroe; 7/Franklin)
      Shootings in broad daylight, right out front of an elementary school (7/Franklin)
      Broad daylight home invasions (all over)
      Constant muggings at the metro (9/Monroe)

      But, once every 5-10 years or so you do have front row seats for the Pope!

      • Unfortunately this can be said for a lot of parts of the city where home values are just as high. Logan Circle, Petworth, Mount Pleasant. This is a city-wide problem, not just Brookland.

      • Sorry one block on the Brookland/Woodridge line and a bad corner in Edgewood have you so terrorized, but it’s big/diverse neighborhood in a big city, and something tells me you don’t actually live there anyway. I, on the other hand, have lived there for 10 years, and I’m raising my kids there, because it’s as safe of a neighborhood as any you’ll find in the our fair city. You wanna make this argument about Shaw, U St., or Colombia Heights? Go ahead, but just because you heard about us after you heard of those other places doesn’t mean we have the same problems as they do and in as great of numbers.

        • Prince Of Petworth

          You need not shit on other neighborhoods to defend your own Monroe-on. I don’t agree with the scare tactics above but it is indisputable that parts of Brookland and some surrounding areas (Langdon etc.) have been experiencing an unacceptable level of crime recently.

        • Monroe-on: I’m glad that you feel better about yourself by shitting on (to use PoPs phrase) other people’s neighborhoods. You are as ignorant and small minded as the poster you so righteously condemned.

    • Just moved to the area.. how do i get on the listserve? thanks!!!

      • It’s a yahoo group. Google Brookland DC listserv and you’ll find the page that will allow you to send a request to join the group.

  • Correct – there was another report of shots fired yesterday afternoon around this same intersection, right around the same time several schools and after-care centers in the area are letting out. A few weeks ago there was another shooting around 5pm on a Friday afternoon in the alley running behind these houses. Given the number of schools, playgrounds, and families in the area, it seems like a matter of time before something tragic happens. The situation is out of control and it all emanates from one house at 18th and Newton.

    And no, I won’t move to the suburbs. I’ve been here almost 10 years. It’s my neighborhood too.

    • “it all emanates from one house at 18th and Newton.”

      What do you mean by this? What’s going on there?

      • target practice, yo

      • I won’t speculate in a public forum but there is one house where kids and young adults are known to congregate and which seems to have been at the center of this violent outburst, in addition to other harassing behavior. I don’t know what can be done about it as the understanding among the neighbors is that the house is owned and not rented. But it is a place where police attention and other interventions should be focused.

        • Call your councilmember with this info. Jim Graham shut these houses down and got the violent grandchildren evicted from Grandma’s care. Your councilmember can do the same for you.

    • if there is a problem house involved in this type of activity then you and your neighbors should pressure the ANC to work with the DC Office of Attorney General to move on the location as a nuisance property.

      • This sounds promising — what does a “nuisance” declaration accomplish? Does it require additional police monitoring, etc?

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