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From MPD:

“At around 5:50 am this morning, MPD responded to the scene of the subject that had been shot. Upon arrival, the victim was found in the 200 block of Varnum Street, NE suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He is currently in stable condition. At this time the only information that we have is a dark colored vehicle may have been involved, no further description has been provided.

If anyone has any information regarding this offense, please call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

243 Hawaii Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 243 Hawaii Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Brookland Beckons! Delightfully renovated semi-detached home, 10 min walk to Brookland Metro! The perfect package at the perfect price, just in time for the holidays. The sun lights up this home with huge picture windows. 3BR/2FB, renovated kitchen w granite/stainless steel and updated baths. Hwd floors. Gorgeous Master BR. Quiet street, short walk to Catholic U/Metro/Restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $384,900.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

“We purchased a home on Hawaii Ave. NE two years ago. For the neighborhood queens, the area’s called “Pleasant Hill” but we trick people into believing it’s Brookland. Anyways, the woman who owned it before us was an avid gardener and had planted a beautiful garden in the front yard and fruit trees in the back. Unfortunately she passed away, which is why it was up for sale. More than a few times I’ve been pulling weeds in the front yard and a neighbor has passed and told me how happy that garden made them and how the previous owner would work in the yard for many hours and even offered lemonade to passers-by. We have worked our brown thumbs off trying to keep the garden alive to honor her memory and continue to bring a little happiness to our corner.”

Ed. Note: We hear a lot about crime in certain neighborhoods. This is the other side of the coin. If you have a story/experience from your own mean streets please send a brief description in an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dog)com and include what neighborhood you live in.