Anyone else hear Shots Fired around 3rd and Webster St, NW Last Night?

petworth

“Dear PoPville,

Last night while watching the debate at a friends house we heard 5-10 shots fired very closeby (the windows were open). When I was leaving his apartment I drove past the police and Webster street was marked off (where indicated on the attached image) but I don’t see any postings about it on the Police website or anywhere else and wanted to see if you heard other folks mention this anywhere?”

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  • From the listserv:

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    > From: “‘Rosenthal, Ashley (MPD)’ ashley.rosenthal@dc.gov [MPD-4D]”
    > Date: September 27, 2016 at 10:12:46 AM EDT
    > To: “MPD-4D@yahoogroups.com”
    > Subject: RE: [MPD-4D] Re: 4D – ListServ Daily CRIME Report
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    > Two individuals were sitting in the front seats of a parked vehicle in the 200 to the 300 block of Webster Street NW. Two suspects approached the vehicle on foot and fired handguns into the vehicle. Both occupants were able to get out of the vehicle and run. The suspects fled the scene. This is an ongoing investigation.
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    > Lieutenant Ashley Rosenthal
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    > Fourth District
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    > PSA 405
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    > Metropolitan Police Department
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    > From: MPD-4D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-4D@yahoogroups.com]
    > Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:13 AM
    > To: MPD-4D@yahoogroups.com
    > Subject: [MPD-4D] Re: 4D – ListServ Daily CRIME Report
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    > Hi, can we please have more information about this? Thank you
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    > 407
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    > CCN16164012
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    > RPT DATESep 26, 2016 10:48:53PM
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    > OFFENSEAssault with a Dangerous WeaponMETHODAssault With A Dangerous Weapon
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    > BLOCK300 – 399 BLOCK OF WEBSTER STREET NW
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    > LOCATIONHighway/ Road/ Alley/ Street/ Sidewalk
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    > START DTSep 26, 2016 9:27:54 PM
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    > END DTSep 26, 2016 9:30:56 PM

    • Most inept would be assassins ever? How do you fail to even hit two people sitting in a car you’re standing right next to. I’d feel safer if they actually got their target. Now I just know there are two really incompetent guys out there with guns they are willing to use. Dumb as they are they might try and kill the occupants of the wrong car.

  • I live on 2nd and I heard a rapid succession of shots (between 4-6) last night. I thought it came from north of me (which would be in the general vicinity of Webster), but not sure where exactly. 911 had me on hold for what I felt was a long time, so I hung up. Especially since I could not give any info except I heard gun shots from what I think was north of here. I didn’t see any cop lights drive down my block canvassing later that night either . . .

    • ” I didn’t see any cop lights drive down my block canvassing later that night either ”
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      I don’t think the cops usually have their lights flashing when they are “canvassing.”, or even necessarily when they are responding to certain calls.

  • I witnessed the entire incident. I saw two guys in hooded sweatshirts (one white or light gray/one red) quickly walking, in single file, down Webster toward the west. As soon as they crossed 3rd Street, one of the guys (maybe both) emptied his gun into a car on the corner. The two guys then quickly ran away in the direction they came from. I then saw a guy jump out the driver’s side of the car and run down Webster toward NH Ave (opposite direction from the shooters). I later found out that there was also a guy in the passenger seat who ran from the car. I am not sure how I missed him leaving.

  • I actually walked by the car that was shot at yesterday (gray, older model BMW) on my way home from picking my son up at daycare. I saw about 5-7 bullet holes in the side and wondered what had happened. How scary!

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