“2nd Gun Shots Incident near 3rd and T St, NE in Less than 1 week & 4th Incident in Less than 6 Mths”

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Update from MPD:

“On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at approximately 1142 pm a man responded to the 300 block of U street NE to complete a sales transaction for a pair of shoe that were purchased over the internet. When the man arrived he was approached by the purchaser and two additional individuals. The suspects robbed the man and as he fled to his car the suspects shot at the man striking him in the leg. Fifth District Officers responded to the scene and conducted an initial investigation which lead to the recovery of one semi-automatic hand gun.”

A reader reports:

“In addition to the incident of gun shots that occurred about 12:50 am on April 26, 2016, there were multiple gun shots heard last night and police activity seen, again, in the 1900-2000 block of 3rd St. NE. While there appeared to be an investigation two days ago conducted in the alley behind 3rd Street, last night the police taped off an area directly on 3rd Street near U Street.

These two incidents follow two other gun violence that occurred within close proximity– on December 27, 2015, multiple gun shots in the same alley behind 3rd Street, this time closer to the 200-300 bk of V Street resulted in at least one person transported to the hospital and within one bk to this incident, on Easter weekend, multiple gun shots on 2nd Street injured another person.”

Alan Henney tweeted around midnight:

SHOT and ROBBED OF SHOES AND $$ by 3 MEN w/GUNS. Crime scene and gun found at 3rd and U Sts NE-DC. Victim at Fl and NY Aves NE. NLT injury.”

17 Comment

  • Just what you want when youre dropping $650K on a house right down the street!

  • My cat definitely witnessed this right before we both ran away from our living room window.

  • Closing on my first condo tomorrow right here…

    • In my 3 years of living here, there have definitely been incidents like this, but by and large Eckington is a great neighborhood with a very welcoming community. You won’t regret moving here!

      • Thanks! Needed That 🙂 I am not overly concerned or having any regrets. I fought hard to get a place in this neighborhood and have high hopes for it.

        • Also, look how the incident transpired, taken from the MPD Yahoo group:

          On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at approximately 1142 pm a man responded to the 300 block of U street NE to complete a sales transaction for a pair of shoe that were purchased over the internet. When the man arrived he was approached by the purchaser and two additional individuals. The suspects robbed the man and as he fled to his car the suspects shot at the man striking him in the leg. Fifth District Officers responded to the scene and conducted an initial investigation which lead to the recovery of one semi-automatic hand gun.

          Clearly, the perpetrators targeted an individual who thought it was a good idea to drive to Eckington around midnight and sale shoes. As long as you don’t make decisions like that, you’re generally safe.

          Eckington is a nice neighborhood with nice neighbors. Congrats on you condo and I hope you enjoy living in the neighborhood.

  • I live on 3rd st ne and this was right in front of my bldg. Its usually quite but this is getting out of control. I spoke with a 5D officer who stopped in my work this morning. He thinks it’s teenagers from around the high schools. McKinley Tech is right on T St. I really hope they start patrolling for a little while. I have faith though that the neighborhood will get under control again.

  • That tweet appears to be conflating two different events. There was a robbery/shooting on Florida per DC Alerts that matches that description, but there was a different shooting on 3rd St NE.

  • MPD has responded on Yahoo Groups:
    On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at approximately 1142 pm a man responded to the 300 block of U street NE to complete a sales transaction for a pair of shoe that were purchased over the internet. When the man arrived he was approached by the purchaser and two additional individuals. The suspects robbed the man and as he fled to his car the suspects shot at the man striking him in the leg. Fifth District Officers responded to the scene and conducted an initial investigation which lead to the recovery of one semi-automatic hand gun.

    • A “shoe” transaction just before midnight on a dark city street…..? Selling sneakers on 3rd and U instead of say xyz parking lot strikes me as odd.

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