Shooting in Columbia Heights just before 4:30pm

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From MPD:

“Shooting at 1628 hrs: at 14th & Meridian Pl. NW. Lookout for: B/M wearing white shirt, brown shorts, white tennis shoes”

Update:

“Around 4:30 PM, MPD responded to the report of the sounds of gunshots in the 1400 block of Meridian Place NW. MPD units arrived on the scene and located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victim is currently in stable condition and expected to survive the injuries. No other information is available at this time.

If you observed anything related to this offense, please call the MPD’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or text anonymously at 50411.”

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  • Heard this and convinced myself it was not gun fire. There is a house on the corner that’s flowing with drugs, guns, and booze on the weekend so I’ll assume it was them and that MPD and the city will do nothing.

    • There’s police and caution tape all over the place, so they seem to be doing something…

    • Your assumption is wrong as a by stander the house on the corner was empty we need to find the real problem instead of pointing fingers Mr.Corey

    • Right? Like anyone remotely from around here doesn’t know exactly what house that came from and why,

  • Nope. Wasn’t them. Was the people from MD who come up here to visit relatives or something. Not that corner house. They may have drugs, but are generally good people and look out for our street.

    • I don’t consider violently assaulting women, carrying guns, selling drugs, or constantly throwing food trash everywhere to be “looking out for the street.” That’s an interesting perspective.

  • the fact that there is a violent crime on this stretch at LEAST once a day now, if not more, is making me not want to go up there at all. it’s going to start doing a doozy on businesses up there, as well. and it’s only the beginning of summer 🙁

    • It is definitely hurting the businesses — I avoid this strip as much as I can. Went to Target last week, wife made a stop in DSW and while we’re there some teen girls blatantly try to shoplift, get caught by an employee, and then ransack several racks of shoes before leaving and then COMING BACK into the store to cause more trouble (we just left).
      .
      Bizzarre sense of anarchy going on up that way, you can just feel it in the air.

      • Then again, I’ve seen people blatently shoplift and have called the police myself… in Georgetown. Which is a “nice” area. So I wouldn’t overreact TOO much. I’m worried about the violent crimes, not the theft. What happens when someone gets hit sitting on a patio eating dinner in columbia heights one of these days, or waiting at a bus stop to get home from work at 5pm? etc. THAT is my concern.

        • Parent is right though. The area has a very different feel from even when it was considered a “bad” neighborhood. Always feels like something’s about to blow up, like I’m in the middle of some HS cafeteria when so-and-so are supposed to fight. I too avoid it and only go for the big box stores that I’d otherwise have to trek to Potomac Yard or wherever for, and basically get in and out ASAP.

  • The nation’s capital is not in control and a national shame.

  • Can they move that shit over near the Senate?

  • I agree that there is just something in the air in Columbia Heights lately… Like something is about to spark. 11 years and I’ve never seen it this bad.

    It took a new chief to get Metro to recognize the problem with the trains.
    Unfortunately barring a recall, as long as Brianne Nadeau is our supervisor, things will continue to get worse.

    As for businesses leaving (how long can DSW sustain the rampant shoplifting, for example), this all goes to her perception that business is the problem; When one comes from the occupy movement, one doesn’t see business as a solution or employer, but rather the enemy.

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