A reader reports around 1am:
“A shooting occurred by an alley on 15th between Swann and T streets NW at approximately 1:45am. The shooter was firing a handgun from about 10 feet away at a man trying to run away toward the alley. There was no audible argument between the two prior. There were 5 shots. Afterward, the shooter jogged up 15th toward U as the victim bled making his way through the alley toward 14th. The police found the victim in the alley bleeding about 10 minutes later.
Some good citizens that originally thought it was fireworks called it in as witnesses did not have charged phones. Thankfully, some people are willing to stand up, get involved and say something. How do we end the constant violence here in the District?”
“MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting in the 1700 block of T STREET NW”
Update from MPD:
“On today’s date, early this morning, officers were in the east alley of the 1800 Block of 14th Street NW. At approximately 0215 hours, a black male walked from the alley behind the members and fell onto the ground. Officers immediately called for an ambulance. The victim suffered from a gunshot wound and was transported to a local area hospital for a non life threatening injury. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office on 202-673-6918″