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Shooting in Shaw

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm 6 Comments

From MPD just after 2:30pm:

“The third district is investigating a shooting which occurred in the 1700 block of 7th St., Northwest.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”

Updates when more info is known.

Updated photo from @madam__im__adam:

“Huge police presence. Near Shaw metro on 7th.”

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  • Anonymous

    With all the development going on outside the northern Shaw Metro exit, how long until something is done about the low income housing between 7th and 8th? For being outside a major Metro stop there’s a ton of valuable space taken up by parking spaces, and the area draws crowds hanging out most evenings.

    • Anonymous

      Aren’t they converting some of the former Section 8 stuff into “luxury apartment homes?” I swear I’ve been seeing signs for that.

      Side note: why is it always the shittiest places that call them “apartment homes?” They’re apartments. And homes. But not a compound noun.

      • Anon

        Yes, the Heritage something or other apartments now have a sign that calls them luxury. They’re at 8th and R St.

    • Anon

      I recall the local ANC backed a proposal to turn some of the parking right at the metro there into more low-income housing. Not sure if that’s the answer you wanted to hear though.

  • mcd

    8th Street between S and T streets also currently blocked off by police cars. North side of this block, the grassy nole near the elementary school parking lot taped off w police tape. Not sure if it is related to the 7th street action, but either way you cant drive this block as of right now.

  • Neighbor

    Bad news – what happened on 8th between S and T was a homicide. Detectives weren’t revealing a lot- said body had been inside a while. Anyone with more info?

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