Dear PoP – Shooting at 1700 Block of Kalorama Rd, NW

by Prince Of Petworth March 24, 2010 at 10:18 am 24 Comments

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“Dear PoP,

I was sitting in Tryst last night when I saw 3-4 police cars frantically drive back and forth, followed by an ambulance and a fire truck. It was later when I walked back to my building the officer on 14th and Girard told me there was a shooting on 16th and Kalorama (location might be off since I have the memory of a fish). According to him, the hispanic gang and the black gang have been fighting pretty badly in the past few weeks. The shooting on 14th and Fairmont was also between the same groups and one victim was actually a random person.”

Do you have any more information? I just moved to the neighborhood and would appreciate some safety tips…”

I only saw the following from MPD from the listserv:

“The police department is investigating a shooting which occurred in the 1700 block of Kalorama Rd of an adult male victim.

Anyone with information pls contact MPD on 202-727-9099 or you can provide information to the anonymous tip line on 1-888-919-CRIME or text to 50411”

The previous shooting at 14th and Fairmont was a targeted shooting involving no random individuals according to MPD. While it is sadly common for gangs or crews to feud this is the first I’m hearing of this particular flare up. In the reality of our world, these incidents usually don’t involve bystanders so I’m afraid there are no additional safety tips other than as usual being aware of your environment.


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