Report of Shots Fired, Arrest Made and Gun Recovered at 9th and Kennedy St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth March 2, 2016 at 9:45 am 7 Comments

via google maps

From MPD:

“Shortly after 1:30 AM this morning, MPD units received 911 calls for the sounds of gunshots in the vicinity of 9th & Kennedy Streets, NW. Pursuant to the investigation, a subject was stopped in the 5500 block of 9th Street, NW. This person, an adult male, was found to be in unlawful possession of a firearm. The individual was placed under arrest for Carrying a Pistol Without a License and other firearms-related charges”

  • Anon

    This sucks, but it took place at 1:30 a.m..

    I actually think Kennedy, and not Ivy City, is the next H St (of sorts), so this kind of nonsense will hopefully happen with less frequency.

    • madmonk28

      I agree, there is so much potential for that stretch. I would love to see the Kennedy Theater restored some day.

  • Yucky

    Yikes! Glad that the cops found the person so quickly. And I hope Anon 9:57am is correct!

  • jonah

    Props to MPD for making this arrest and recovering a gun. In the past year (~14 months) there have been 2 homicides, 1 shooting (someone hit, but survived), 6 reports of shots fired, 2 reports of sounds of gun fire (no evidence found) in just a one block radius of 9th and Kennedy.


    • stacksp

      Very useful map. Heavy concentration of gun related crimes right around 7th and what appears to be 9th st on towards Georgia Ave around Ingraham, Jefferson, Kennedy etc….

      • jim_ed

        8th and Jefferson is the epicenter and it sort of organically radiates outward from there.

        • Brightwoodian

          Yeah, it is almost literally once a month someone is shot there or on GA ave. a block away. I assume it is probably related to drug selling. I have no idea why the police cant do anything about it. Nearly all of the gun violence in this area is with in a block or 2 of 8th and Jefferson.


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