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“Multiple victims” shot near SW Waterfront and Navy Yard

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2014 at 8:24 am 9 Comments

From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 1:45 am, MPD officers responded to the sounds of gunshots in the unit block of N Street, SW. Upon arrival, multiple victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to area hospitals, all with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Additionally, remember to call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activity.”

  • Anonymous

    Wow look at all those streets in the middle
    Of the infield!

  • Anonymous

    “On today’s date”?

    • Sunday 8/10

    • textdoc

      MPD sometimes uses rather odd language in its press releases. I kind of like their use of the phrase “made good his escape,” though. :)

  • Anonymous

    Half Street is bad news.

  • ArtieFufkin

    That’s geographically “near” Navy Yard, but it may as well be the other side of the moon in realistic terms. No one from the new Near Southeast developments is going to wander in to those PJ’s.

    • EvilStevie

      ArtieFufkin – you’re misinformed. Lots of young professionals live on the other side of South Capitol. The town homes on Half Street are home to lots of young families, and I have many friends who live in high rise condos across Southwest. People choose to live in Southwest because it’s affordable, and it’s within walking distance of all the amenities in Near SE. We shouldn’t brush this kind of violence under the rug. The residents of SW deserve better – whether they are new to DC or have lived here their whole life.

      • ArtieFufkin

        I wrote that no one from Navy Yard is going to wander over to Half and N — so it’s not really relevant to Navy Yard. I didn’t say people aren’t crazy enough to live there.

        • Anonymous

          I used to live a block away from Half Street. As a young professional working at the Navy Yard, it was an alternative that didn’t involve a 2-hour commute or spending 70% of my salary on rent. The neighbors on my block were wonderful people, as well. But Half Street and some of the other nearby blocks were pretty rough, and sometimes the criminal activity would spill over to where we were. Ultimately I moved because I didn’t feel safe enough there. This was pre-Nationals Park, but it does seem like South Capitol Street is still the dividing line for gentrification.


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