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Readers Report Multiple Shots Fired by Shaw Metro

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2014 at 9:47 pm 38 Comments

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@AJ_DC tweets us:

“Sounded like fireworks but I guess at least a dozen shots fired near Shaw metro?”

Another reader emails:

“10-12 shots fired at south exit of Shaw Howard metro. Many Police on scene”

Updates as more info is known.

Another reader tweets:

“I heard about 6 shots. R street in front of the library is closed off and teeming w police.”

UPDATE from MPD:

“On November 3rd, 2014, at approximately 9:34 P.M., members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District responded to an emergency 911 call for a male victim shot at 8th and R Streets, N.W. Upon arriving on the scene, police units found an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses reported hearing approximately 8-10 gunshots at 9:33 P.M., but were unable to provide any suspect information. Based upon the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victim was shot in the 1700 block of 8th Street, N.W. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his wounds.

The Metropolitan Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with the investigation into this crime. Anyone with information regarding this offense is urged to call the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

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