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Gun Shots or Fireworks? Valentine’s Edition

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2016 at 9:45 am 4 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jeff Morrow

@PoPville got a lot of tweets last night:

“Anyone else hear those SEVEN enormously loud BOOMS in Northeast DC just now?”

MPD settles it:

“Someone had apparently ignited fireworks. We responded and recovered several fireworks from the area of H Street.”

There have been a number of Gunshots or Fireworks? tweets from around the H Street, NE area the last few weeks – so if you hear enormous booms there’s a good chance the stash has not been depleted. Of course you never know…so call 911 to report it. Also send a tweet to @PoPville if you’re concerned and folks can usually clear it up right quick. Props to @wcpsarah who called it fireworks early on.

  • Jaqen

    I live at 12th and Maryland NE and I heard these booms. I didn’t think they were gun shots because they were so loud it would have to have been a Barrett 50 cal. The timing was also strange between booms.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    It’s China New Year.

  • anon

    I heard this at 8th and K NE — around midnight or 12:30? loud enough to wake me up.

  • Anon

    I believe they have been coming from the empty lot at 10th and I. Being an immediate neighbor, it has gotten outrageous. Obviously someone who lives right here and can duck back inside quickly.


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