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Shooting around 3:15pm at 3rd and Q St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth March 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm 15 Comments

via google maps

From Alert DC:

“Shooting at 1512 hrs at 3rd & Q Street NW. LOF: 2 Black/Males, Suspect (1) dark pants.”

Update from MPD:

“The 5th district is investigating a shooting which took place on 3-14-2016 at approximately 3pm in the 100 block of Bates st NW

The complainant reports while in the 100 block of Bates St. NW, he heard the sound of gunshots. The complainant began to run from the location when he realized he had been shot in the right arm. The complainant was transported to a local hospital

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

  • anonymous

    Any more details? Isn’t this a block away from the highly vaunted Mundo Verde around the time school gets out?

    • Neal

      My kid goes to Mundo Verde and this happened right before pick up today. It was probably four blocks away. The school sent some staff members over to talk to the officers blocking the side streets near the shooting. I’d love more information as well.

    • anonymous

      Yup, saw a bunch of the student’s parents who parked on bates waiting to cross the police tape

    • Truxtoner

      It is “near” but the 100 block of Bates Street is not THAT close to Mundo Verde. The time of day is concerning, no doubt. I know the school walks the kids around the neighborhood all the time.

      3rd, Q and sometimes Bates streets are often the location of criminal activity. The intersection at 3rd and P has gotten worrisome as of late. I don’t walk through there anymore if I can help it. Constant police reports of muggings around there. I have noticed an uptick of police sitting around that intersection.

      In any case, where this shooting is is not terribly far from one a few months ago where someone died. It all seems to be centered around the North Capitol Coop.

  • ConcernedNeighbor

    There was a police chase that ended at 3rd and Bates NW on Sunday afternoon. The car crashed into a Mini Cooper parked on Bates. Three people in the car bailed and the cops got at least one of them. Wonder if there’s any relation?

    • @ConcernedNeighbor – Do you know if this was the same chase that involved the car coming off N Cap and down O between the two schools? Thanks!

    • Benjamin Kozlowski

      There was a police chase Sunday afternoon. A lady with green hair stole a Milan that hit a Mini Cooper then hit a BMW (mine). The lady hit the Mini head on.

      I live at Third and Bates NW; I see a good deal of gentlemen exchanging cash and idling cars. I hope the police step up their game. We have a member of DC Council living on Bates (parked illegally half the time ;) ).

  • Anon

    I live nearby and detectives were at my house for awhile combing through our security footage. I never realized the amount of “activity” going on outside our house. I mean, I knew, but I didn’t KNOW.

    I have young children and these incidents are destroying my desire to live in this neighborhood. Six shots at 3pm?!

    • James

      Maybe you should move?

      • Anon

        It is being heavily debated in our house right now.

        • Anon

          Have you seen houses on Bates selling for around $700k? I’d hold out a bit longer if you can… there’s a lot in the near-term pipeline that will positively affect your property value higher still.

      • DRC

        Not sure if that was snarky or not, but I’m surprised this decision isn’t coming up in more DC households. For some reason, the DC is a ‘cool, hip’ place to live, but eventually the crime is going to start driving people away. I guess that’s what it will take to get the govt to fighting/preventing crime more seriously. I lived in CoHi for 3 years and personally had my car broken into and 2 bikes stolen, not to mention seeing and hearing of crime running rampant through the neighborhood. That was more than enough for me, Alexandria is 10000x better and cheaper to boot!

        • stacksp

          MPD probably needs 200+ more cops to effectively police. How to pay for that is another question.

  • Anon

    There was more police activity on the unit blocks of Bates and Q this morning. Does anyone have any more details?

  • stacksp

    Was the victim the intended target or was he hit by a stray?


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