Multiple Reports of Shots Fired in Petworth around Noon

One reader writes:

“Around 11:50 today I heard about seven or so shots near Varnum and 8th NW, some squealing tires, and then saw a guy running in the alley behind Varnum toward Grant Circle.

I called 911 right as I saw the car go by. The Police now have Varnum between 9th and 8th blocked off, as well as that block’s alley on the north side of Varnum. I just spoke with one of the officers who said they had a really good description of several individuals and had actually just had a report of more shots fired “a few blocks north”, maybe Buchanan area.

Crazy, right in the middle of the day. I just saw a group of kids in a daycare class walk by not minutes before the shots were fired. Unbelievable.”

UPDATE from MPD:

“At 11:56 am MPD units responded for sounds of gunshot in the 800 block of Varnum Street, Northwest. During the canvass several shell casings and a handgun were recovered.”

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