Major Police Response on 7th and O St, NW in Shaw; Shooting with 2 Arrests made (gun recovery) in the 1600 block of Webster St, NE

View from 7th and Q St, NW

Thanks to all who tweeted info and photos to @PoPville while this was all going down around 7th and O St, NW around 9:30pm.

Photo tweeted to us at 7th and P St, NW

It’s not clear exactly what happened as no official police report has been released as of yet but Alan Henney tweeted:

“7th & O Sts NW, police calling for BACKUP, lge crowd, surrounding police van, need help from adjacent patrol districts. Injuries and arrest.”

“u/d 7th & O Sts NW, DC, DISTURBANCE, police trying to clear area ASAP. 1 PD car in crash, also ATVs involved. Angry crowd.”

“u/d 7th & O Sts NW, police have 1 arrest + 1 man injured; need tow trucks for 1 DC police SUV + maybe 2 ATVs. PD trying to get out of area”

Other tweets from readers:

“At least 30 sirened police cars + firerrucks + ambulances FLYING down U from http://14th.WTF ? @PoPville”

“What the hell is going on in shaw right now – seen 10 cops speed by and choppers circling with a search light #shawdc @PoPville”

“Riot-like atmosphere at 7th and O NW right now. Hundreds of unsettled witnesses, cops have the block locked down.”

“Hey @PoPville huge police presence at the 7th and o st complex. We heard maybe some gun shots? Now tons of police. Any idea what’s going on?”

Updates when more info is known.

From MPD:

“On April 18, 2015, at approximately 11:47 PM, Fourth District officers were dispatched for the sounds of gunshots in the 1600 block of Webster Street, N.E.

After canvassing the area, a victim was located in the 4300 block of South Dakota Avenue, N.E. The victim was found to be suffering from gunshot wounds to the lower back and neck. Pursuant to a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the victim was shot during a robbery that occurred somewhere in the vicinity of the 1600 block of Webster Street, N.E. The victim fled the scene in his vehicle, and crashed into a pole and a fence in the 1600 block of Webster Street, N.W. The victim later stopped his vehicle on South Dakota Avenue. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

As a result of the preliminary investigation, Fourth District officers made two arrests and a loaded handgun with an extended magazine was recovered from the scene.

Additional evidence has also been recovered, but the investigation is continuing as several suspects are still at large. Anyone with information about this offense is asked

to call the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Thank you for your assistance!”

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