Shootings in Petworth and Park View Sat. Night/Sun. Morning

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More insanity from Shepherd St, NW. Thanks to all the readers who wrote in about the following incidents. This a very upsetting time for those who live nearby as these incidents seem to be becoming common place. This makes the 3rd shooting around Shepherd St and New Hampshire in approximately three weeks. I certainly hope at the very very minimum a regular patrol is put in place on this street. I don’t care if people don’t like my use of the term but it seems clear to me that some sort of war is going on between crews/gangs. Even if they are stupid kids that are not very organized, this many shootings on the same street indicates some sorta war to me. It reminds me a little bit of the multiple shootings on 14th St, NW in Columbia Heights last year that took place in a very short time period. It was also gang/crew related but that makes it no less frightening when you realize one of these days these bullets are going to hit an innocent bystander. I only hope the police, the political leadership, the community etc can do something before this happens. From MPD:

“Units received a call for sounds of gunshots around 10:15 pm in the area of the 4000 blk of 4th Street, NW. A male victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound and has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. Officers are still on the scene sorting out the details and canvassing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-919-CRIM(E).”

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From MPD:

“At approximately 1am this morning, members of the Third District were called to the rear of the 600 block of Harvard, NW for the sounds of gunshots. Arriving units found two adult males suffering from gunshots wounds inside of the actual alley. Both males were transported to local hospitals where one of the males succumbed to his injuries. If anyone has any information relating to this incident, please call 202-727-9099”

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