Reader Reports Shots Fired at 3rd and P St, NW around 12:45pm Sunday

by Prince Of Petworth February 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm 4 Comments


A reader reports:

“There were shots fired at 3rd and P st NW maybe 30 mins ago, and now heavy police presence/road blocked. [as of 4pm] The police appear to have completed the site investigation and police tape is down on P ST and 3rd ST NW.”

Update from MPD:

“Fifth Police District Units responded to and investigated the Sound of Gunshots, 3rd & P St. NW, 12:37 PM, CCN: 019-245. A Witness stated that a group of folks were standing at New Jersey and P St. NW when a dark 4dr sedan pulled onto P St. from NJ Ave and fired several shots. We recovered evidence that supports that claims that shots were fired.

We firmly believe that this was not the case of an armed individual firing randomly.”

  • Anonymous

    the store that is right at the corner there has always been a magnet for crime, although my impression from the civic association meetings I go to are that they are being targeted without cause (the police are constantly trying to keep an eye on this place for protection)… perhaps things reach a boiling point today? will be very interested to hear what MPD has to say.

    • Anonymous

      The police said it was a drive by on a group of girls. No one was hurt, thankfully, but apparently the girls knew the shooter and called them over. Not sure what to make of that.

      • Anonymous

        Wow, not sure what to make of this either… But “play stupid games, win stupid prizes” comes to mind.

  • Justin S

    Is the time correct on this? I heard shots fired Sat night/Sunday morning from my house on Kirby St, but it was at 3am.


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