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Shooting at 100 block of R St, NE Sunday Evening Around 10pm

by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm 13 Comments

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Last night @DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“5D Shooting /100 blk R St NE /A/M shot in the buttocks conscious and breathing / L/O for B/M about 15yrs of age”

This morning MPD adds:

“Four males with a handgun approached the complainant and attempted to rob the complainant. Shots were fired and the complainant was shot twice. No one was arrested at this time. The complainant is in stable condition at this time.”

  • BrooklandBiker

    This is right off the bike path. For those who read my rant earlier, these kid fits the exact description, of the kid I called 911 on yesterday. Great job police on patrolling this area. No school today for these punks…

    Punks “Hey no school today, not that we go anyway, its nice out, lets sit outside and rob innocent people with guns”

    Cops “hey theres no school today and its nice out. Probably should be out patrolling the usual spots. Wasn’t there a report about the bike path yesterday? No lets ride horses down M street in Georgetown. That will look way cool”

    I saw this at lunch.

    Damn these kids, you would be a fool not to assume kids fitting this decription especially around the MBT bike path are up to no good…. sad

    • I agree there needs to be more policiing of the MBT, but this happened on Sunday night, not during school hours. Hopefully they will be caught soon.

  • Bloomingdude

    Okay, I’ll start… My great uncle sustained the same injury in WWII.

    I hope this young man has a speedy recovery.

  • FIFTEEN? FREAKING FIFTEEN?!? DC never ceases to confound me.

  • Anonymous

    Where do all these children in DC get their handguns and bullets? Seriously, it’s like a warzone here, and we let them get away with murder, and protect their identities even when they have long career criminal-like arrest records. Totally lame and completely unacceptable that it continues unabated. 15 year old with firearms walking the streets at night in groups, robbing and shooting people. Jeezus freakin’ kriste already!

    • anon

      but they’re just kids! ask any one of their relatives and they’ll tell you the kids are good boys and never do anything wrong!

      seriously though, this nonsense has got to stop. obviously DYRS and sentencing laws need reform, but that’s probably not the entire solution. unfortunately, a lot of these kids don’t have any motivation to stay in school, stand up to peer pressure, or think independently of their thug friends. and those things are taught at home. teachers can only do so much…so while improved dc schools are important, something has to be done (and i don’t know what!) about the mindsets of these kids.

  • I used to live on that block. Looks like it hasn’t changed. In the one year I lived there, I came home to find the block taped off twice. Once I came out one morning to find stray bullet holes in my car.

  • I can’t decide which is more alarming, the incident itself, or the fact that a person who gets shot is addressed as a “complainant.”.


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