Woman Shot on a Porch in Petworth Saturday Night

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From MPD just after 11pm:

“Members are investigating an assault with a dangerous weapon in the 500 b/o Allison ST NW

Two individuals were sitting on the front porch the block. Three late teens or early 20’s males approached and fired multiple shots with at least one round striking a female victim on porch in leg.

Investigation is still in its early stages and more information will be provided when available.

(At this time, I am unable to confirm the number of shots fired, the caliber of the rounds, the number of weapons used, or if whether or not this incident is gang related and if the victim was specifically targeted. I am also unable to disclose at this time if a suspect is known or not.)

Thank you for you patience as we work to apprehend those responsible.”

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  • Why the Prince is no longer in Petworth

  • Yikes. I was sitting on a porch with my wife at that exact time, two blocks away. Which wouldn’t normally seem close to me, except that there was NO ONE else out. (I’m used to U Street, where two blocks = 800 people out and about between me and incident)

  • According to MPD this was a targeted shooting.

    • When did they release that information?
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      Lieutenant Washington posted the following on the MPD-4D Yahoogroup on Saturday night: “At this time, I am unable to confirm the number of shots fired, the caliber of the rounds, the number of weapons used, or if whether or not this incident is gang related and if the victim was specifically targeted. I am also unable to disclose at this time if a suspect is known or not.”

    • Although it would surprise no one to hear that, I haven’t seen anything from MPD stating that it was targeted. Do you know where/when that was reported? I know the writeup on Petworth News stated that it wasn’t a random shooting, but he wasn’t quoting MPD as far as I can tell.

  • Is anyone else confused that a shooting is described as “an assault.” I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong, but I thought shootings were separate from assaults?
    Either way, it’s horrible.

  • any update on this?

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