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Shootings in Columbia Heights and Capitol Hill Last Night

From MPD:

“The Third District is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Harvard St NW.

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

@alanhenney tweeted:

“U/D SHOOTING, 13th and Harvard Sts NW, DC. Victim is a 22yr-old man shot in chest in CARDIAC ARREST, probable fatal. No suspect info yet.”

@dcalerts tweeted:

“Shooting at 2345 hours in the 700 b/o 12th Street, SE. POSSIBLE lookout is for a B/M last seen wearing a red shirt under a black jacket”

a reader tweeted @PoPville:

“Ummmmmm….Did anyone else near Marine Barracks hear what sounded like gunshots??? @PoPville Sounded like about 10 to 14 shots.”

Update from the HillEast listserv:

“The shooting happened at 12th and K, around 11:30. There was a burst of small-caliber gunfire, followed by some larger-caliber (presumably) return fire. We looked out the window and saw one man running towards Hopkins and two others moving up 12th, towards I. This was the victim and another man. The victim was being dragged and looked very badly hurt. We called 911 and the police and ambulance were there in a few minutes. A small amount of blood and shell casings on the sidewalk are the only other things we saw. We were really hoping the victim was going to be OK (the police wouldn’t say), but it sounds like he was not.

The high number of shots was disconcerting – everyone on 12th St between I and K should check their cars and homes for stray holes. The police were fast, very professional, and very thorough from what I could tell. Mostly, we’re just pissed off that this happened at all in our neighborhood. I have yet to meet an unfriendly or aggressive person on our block, and we are outside everyday. This is such a stupid, pointless act, and so very sad.

We will be contacting the city about a brighter/better streetlight at the corner of 12th and K, and trimming back the large tree on the corner/putting in our own yard lights. All together, the lack of those things makes that corner very dark and, clearly, unsafe.

Thanks to the MPD to coming right away, though, and doing a good job in a very unpleasant situation. Our thoughts are with the family of the young man who was shot, and if anyone has more information I urge them to call MPD and report it.”

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