Police Close off Taylor between 4th and Illinois after Casing Found from Monday Night’s Shots Fired

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Taylor at Illinois Ave, NW this [Wednesday] morning

On Monday night a reader reported shots were fired around the 4000 block of Illinios Ave, NW at 11:30pm. “6-8 shots fired”. The ANC rep responded in the comments:

“MPD confirms they responded to ‘sounds of gun fire’ but found no evidence or individuals needing medical attention.”

And now a reader updates us that shell casing were found Wednesday morning: “They found a bunch of casings on Taylor between Illinois and 4th this morning.”

Another reader reports: “Looked like at least 5 spots marked”.

According to one resident some officers on the scene “didn’t even know about the report of shots fired Monday”.

One Comment

  • I am the ANC Commissioner for this area. 4th and Taylor had been the scene of gun violence in years past but been quiet for at least the past year. You might know me as the guy who also maps shootings in Petworth. I’m very frustrated with this and will be taking with Lt. Washington able what we can be doing. There are obvious signs of drug dealing in the area as well as issues of lack of opportunity that appear to be contributing factors.

    I’ve reached out to a handful of neighbors nearby and welcome feedback on what needs to change on the very local level. Part of the answer is likely going to involve talking as neighbors about what we want to see and follow up with MPD and CM Todd about. I spend my evenings at ANC, PSA, and CAC meetings so I promise this isn’t empty talk.

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