Washington, DC

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Received a large number of tweets last night about hearing 7-8 shots fired in Petworth.

Details from MPD:

“At approximately 1130 pm officers received a call for Sounds of Gunshots in the 400 block of Delafield Place, NW.

Officers quickly responded and observed a dark colored SUV making a U turn in the block.

An attempt was made to stop the vehicle and the vehicle fled through the rear alley of the 800 block of Crittenden St., NW.

Officers then observed the vehicle being parked in the 800 block of Decatur St, NW. Suspects exited the vehicle and ran through the alley.

A perimeter was established and K9 was called. A concerned resident was able to assist officers with narrowing their search to a smaller area.

Officers located both suspect hidding in a yard while police K9 dogs were able to locate a semi automatic hand gun believed to have been used by the suspects.

An examination of the vehicle the suspects were driving revealed a large quantity of Crack.

Great work as a result of the police and community partnership established in PSA 407!”


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