01/21/17 12:45pm

kindness
Photo by Brian Leshak

Brian sends from SW.

And thanks to Susan for sending below from Columbia Heights:

“Seen in Columbia Heights on Inauguration Day: “Feeling blue today? Treat yourself to a poem. This is our pick please grab one.” They had a stack of copies of Langston Hughes’ “Let America Be America again” in a plastic folder. They were all taken by the time I walked by again later to take this photo, presumably bringing joy to many in the neighborhood, including me!”

poem

01/21/17 11:24am

shooting
via google maps

From AlertDC:

“Alert: Shooting at 1104 hours in the 4000 block of Arkansas Ave, NW. Lookout for S1: H/M; S2: B/M, wearing a black and white Helly Henson jacket, black pants, and white tennis shoes last seen in a black sedan bearing Maryland tags.”

Update from MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 10:58 A.M., the fourth district police officers responded to the 4000 Block of Arkansas Avenue, NW, DC, for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a non-life threating gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The suspects fled the scene in a Black vehicle (prior to the arrival of MPD) at a high rate of speed in an unknown directions.

Anyone with information related to this offense is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”