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Two Houses Hit by Gunfire Last Night – Guns Recovered

by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2016 at 9:45 am 17 Comments

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A resident inquires on an MPD listserv:

“Several neighbors heard multiple gunshots in the 700 block of Somerset Pl. NW shortly after 9 pm tonight. Cruisers were on the scene shortly after that occurred.
Is any information available on this?”

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MPD responds:

“Officers responded to several 911 calls for the sound of gunshots in the area. Shell casings were located in the rear alley of the 700 block of Sheridan Street, NW. A home nearby was struck by one of the bullets. We currently have several suspects stopped related to this destruction of property and unlawful discharge of a firearm. At this time, we do not believe anyone was injured. The investigation is ongoing.”

“A firearm was recovered in reference to this offense. Shotspotter did not detect the gunshots.”

Two firearms were recovered. Investigation is on going with this incident.”

Ed. Note: A note of caution to those who overly rely on Shotspotter to prove or disprove accounts of shots fired/shootings.

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In a separate incident:

“On February 19th, 2016, at approximately 1:30 AM, 4D officers responded to a 911 call for the sound of gunshots in the area of the 300 block of Emerson Street, NW.

A second 911 call was received from a resident of the 300 block of Emerson Street, who reported that a stray bullet had struck his house.

Moments later, 4D officers stopped a male suspect who attempted to flee from the north alley of the 300 block of Emerson Street, NW.

A 9mm handgun and expended shell casings have been recovered from the alleyway. A vehicle was also seized pursuant to this investigation.

No injuries related to the gunfire have been reported at this time.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this offense to please contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

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