Multiple Gunshots in Petworth Sat. Night


Say what you will about Councilmember Jim Graham, but when violent crime occurs in his Ward I usually receive an email very quickly thereafter. Sadly I can’t say the same for getting official reports for violent crime in Ward 4. I have emailed Councilmember Bowser so hopefully she can give me an update soon.

So, I have received numerous emails about a shooting(s) last night. It is not clear to me if there were multiple shootings or just one that people reported from different locations. Following are some of the emails I received:

“Lots of craziness going on Randolph and Quincy, between Georgia and Kansas. Came home just now to find whole streets entirely sectioned off. When tried to get around, found the surrounding area, around 10th also sectioned off. There is a police van with one of those giant stadium lights set up illuminating Randolph street, and parked police cars and crime scene tape blocking off the whole area. When I asked if there had been an accident, or a shooting, the policeman I spoke with paused a bit, then responded “both”.


“Wanted to let you know of a shooting at 10th and randolph/quincy nw about 7:15pm tonight. Local crew reports someone was hit, cops finally here with some tape. If you find any good details we would really appreciate a post. Local news probably wont cover.”


“Just wondering if you heard anything about the gun shots in the neighborhood behind Raymond Recreation Center. I heard four shots last night (Saturday) just before sundown and called the police (so did several other people they said). Response time was immediate, but I saw nothing in the news this morning.”

I myself saw police tape and a floodlight at New Hampshire and Shepherd around 1:30 am last night. There were multiple yellow numbers on the ground which I assume indicate shell casings or some other evidence. So if anyone has more info please add to the comments. If I hear back from Councilmember Bowser, her staff or MPD I will add an update here.

Update: From Councilmember Bowser and Cmdr Brown:

“At approximately 8pm, we received a call for shots fired in the 900 blk of Quincy St. NW. Preliminary investigation revealed a veh fired shots at another car and both cars fled the scene. As one vehicle was fleeing, the driver struck several parked cars and a pedestrian. The pedestrian is in stable condition at a local hospital. The driver of the vehicle exited his vehicle in the 1300 blk of Randolph ST NW and made good his escape. We are seeking any information in reference to this case. Please call 1-888-919-CRIM(E)”

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