Gunshots or Fireworks around U Street, NW Monday Night?

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“Dear PoPville,

About 8 rounds were heard from our apartment near 16 and V last night.

I’m curious if other readers are questioning this/called it in and are aware of a response?”

On twitter Vashti also asked us around midnight:

“Hey U Street: does anybody know more about the shots that were heard fired tonight somewhere between 15 & New Hamp?”

Matt responds:

“fireworks apparently…someone reports seeing them from her roof”

Related: Last week Greta asked, “anyone know why the navy yard shoots off cannons once a week?”

David Garber tracks down the answer: “We don’t shoot cannons regularly, but we’ve had a lot of retirement and flag ceremonies lately.” -Navy Yard”

3 Comment

  • There was a group of young “adults” that fired off some fireworks in AdMo around 11:30pm last night.

  • Fireworks. I was walking with a buddy on 14th Street just before midnight and we saw them in the sky. It appears that they were being shot on top of the hill (perhaps near Chapin?), just west of 14th Street.

  • I heard multiple rounds between 10:30 and 11:00 p.m. near 18th and Columbia; I at first thought they were gunshots until I didn’t hear any police coming.

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