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Man Shot around 10pm in the 200 block of L St, SW

by Prince Of Petworth August 28, 2015 at 9:45 am 6 Comments


A reader reports:

“Shooting in SW DC on 3rd between L and K. One young man taken away by ambulance with a chest wound…looked like a teenager.”

From MPD:

“On Thursday, August 27, 2015, at around 10:08PM, First District officers responded to the 200 block of L Street, Southwest, in reference to the sounds of gunshots. During a canvass of the area, the officers discovered a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by DCFD for treatment.

This case is currently being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit.”

Via google maps

  • SWChick

    Because there was a game last night and there are sometimes fireworks at the end of games, I wholeheartedly thought they were fireworks. There was about 9 shots in succession. I thought nothing of it until I saw the response. smh Makes me sad.

    • Caroline

      Plus the neighborhood kids shoot off fireworks all summer (or at least they did when I lived in SW pre-stadium). I never knew what was a firework and what was a gunshot, which made it easier to cope with the gunshots I guess.

    • SWchick

      There were* about 9 shots (lord i must have been typing too fast, and its Friday. I’m tired)

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  • anonymous

    What’s astounding is that you can be shot multiple times in the upper torso and still live! What a credit to our medical professionals in this city! We’re in good hands if we’re caught in the crossfire (bright side?)…

  • SW res

    Didn’t hear the shots, but I live on Delaware Ave just south of M, and there were so many sirens and a multiple police cars that went flying down the street in the other direction at 10:45pm– about 30 minutes after I saw the police tweet about this shooting. Hopefully they will find the shooter! So sad that it was such a young guy, I hope he pulls through!


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