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Shooting near the White House around 3:15pm

by Prince Of Petworth May 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm 9 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

From the US Park Police around 3:15pm:

Shooting on W. Executive Dr. PIO en route to 17th and Pennsylvania”

From DC Fire and EMS:

“UPDATE: Shooting at 17th and E Sts NW – 1pt transported with critical injuries to a local hospital #dctraffic”

  • Anon

    Listen up reporters: This may be your one and only opportunity to appropriately use the phrase “Just blocks from the White House” when reporting a crime!

    • kittycatbob

      +1

  • shmoo

    cnn saying man approached WH checkpoint and brandished a gun.

    • Anon

      NBC news just had on a man who said he witnessed the whole thing… same story. Walked up to the check point, gun in plain sight, kept walking after repeated warning to stop and drop the weapon. Then he was shot.

  • Rich

    No doubt, one of those “good guys with a gun” that the NRA keeps talking about.

    • anonymous

      This.

  • Kim_SC2DC

    I walked past the spot about 30 minutes ago. I couldn’t tell what happened but there were a ton of people and police. Didn’t see any EMT’s at that point, just a bunch of M16’s (or whatever the big guns are that the cops carry).

  • Nonna

    I was walking in the area around that time (about a block away) and heard some screaming but no gunshots. Like crazy yelling/screaming. Scary.

  • Anon

    Suicide by cop. This is unfortunate on all levels.

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