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Many readers write along the following lines:

“Several police cars sped by while riding my bike up past Meridian Hill park on my way home from work. A few blocks up, at the intersection of 15th & Harvard, officers had stopped traffic and were getting ready to tape off the area. As I rolled my bike by I could see, unmistakably, about 10 – 12 bullet casings in the street and heard the police officer refer to them as such.

This was all in broad daylight – maybe around 6:30 or 6:45 p.m. I am guessing a drive by of some sort – anyone have any further details? Sure seems like there has been a lot of gun violence up in this area lately, though I can’t recall it being this early on in the day anytime recently.”

DCfireems confirms:

“Update – 14th St & Columbia Rd NW correct location shooting”

More info when it becomes available.

Update from MPD Wed. 4:49pm:

Dear citizens,

On 7/19/2011 at approximately 6:50 p.m., a male complainant reported that a vehicle approached him, while at 15th & Harvard Streets, N.W., and that its occupants started shooting at him. The complainant sustained a gunshot injury and was transported for medical treatment. Currently, there is a lookout for two suspects, described as 1) a black male, dreadlocks, thin build and 2) black male, short hair, medium build. Both suspects are reportedly armed with a handgun. There is also a vehicle lookout for a silver Dodge Charger with a partial Virginia tag of XGW.

Anyone having information about this incident or encountering referenced vehicle is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202/727-9099. Thank you.

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