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Early Morning Shots Fired in Petworth; Shooting in Trinidad

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2016 at 8:58 am 9 Comments

shots fired

DVD reports:

“responding to incident in alley between Shepard and Randolph NW. Detectives on the scene.”

Another reader reports:

“I heard approximately 5 loud, single gunshots near 13th and Randolph St NW at 4:30am this morning. Immediately following the incident, there was audible talking in the alley between the 1300 block of Sheperd St and Randolph St NW. I called the police within a minute of the incident to report what I had heard. A 911 operator picked up right away and, in the time that it took me to explain what had I had heard, a police vehicle had already pulled into the alley. The police vehicle stopped halfway down the alley and an officer rushed out of his vehicle with gun drawn shouting in the direction of the audible talking in the alley following the gun shots. Within a minute, two other officers were running towards the commotion. Additional police vehicles came and left the scene during the course of this past halfhour.

There was another single loud bang sound at 5:06am. It was unclear whether or not that was a gunshot and/or related to the initial incident.”

via google maps

MPD reports just before 4am:

“Shooting//1600 Montello Ave NE //No lookout”

  • AN

    According to neighbors who live off of the alley at Kansas: it wasn’t just shots fired, it was a shooting.

  • Guillermo Brown

    The corner of 13th and Randolph is a hotbed of illicit activity. The guys that hang out on that corner all day and disappear into the alley(s) with people who park their cars for 5 minutes then drive away aren’t taking them back there to chit chat. Ditto for the women that are seen going into the alley with one or two guys in broad daylight wearing skin tight dresses. Wake up, neighbors! This sort of behavior is unacceptable in any community and we should all remain vigilant.

    • Anonymous

      You gotta call 911 people. The criminals are not afraid of MPD. MPD has effectively been neutered in this city. The only way you’re gonna catch these people is if the citizens do the work for the cops.

  • rachel

    Police told my husband this morning that someone was shot in the neck.

  • Ben

    So why aren’t these incidents and the stabbing yesterday at Petworth metro reported via alert dc?

    • LittleBluePenguin

      WHAT?! I live like, a minute away from the Metro, when yesterday did someone get stabbed, I didn’t get any alerts or hear tons of sirens or anything…?

      • Formerly ParkViewRes

        Domestic. Sounds like a woman stabbed her boyfriend/husband. He refused to cooperate with police at the hospital. But it happened right at the turnstiles and the station was closed for about 45 minutes.

        • LittleBluePenguin

          Good grief!

    • BG

      Yes, I’m so glad that I got all of the traffic advisories from 295 this am, but I didn’t get an update that there was a shooting across the street from my house, FFS!


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