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Shots Fired at 9th and R St, NW in Shaw Arrest Made at 10th and Westminster, Monday Night

by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2011 at 11:00 am 97 Comments


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“Dear PoP,

There was just another shooting in NW. A young teen on a bike fired a gun at someone at 9th and R and fled west down R and turned north on 10th. He ditched the gun just before the cops tackled him at the intersection of 10th and Westminster. I got this information from the police on the scene but I’m not sure if anyone was injured. This is the third or fourth shooting within a 3 block radius in the past 3 weeks and appears to be gang retaliation. I have a feel this is only going to get worse as summer rolls in.”

From MPD:

“Tonight at approximately 9:30 pm officers heard sounds of gun shots in the area of 8th and R Street, NW. Officers began canvassing the area and located a citizen who provided the officers with a description of the possible suspect(s). Members of the Third District Crime Suppression Team observed a person matching the lookout in the area. When the officers attempted to stop the suspect he fled from the officers; however the officers were able to eventually stop the suspect and recovered a handgun. The suspect was placed under arrest.

Based of the information provided by the citizens in the area the officers were able to apprehend the suspect and recover a handgun.

If you observe any suspicious activity please call 911 immediately so an officer can respond out and investigate the matter.”

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