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Yet Another Shooting at 7th and Jefferson – And 5 Others Shootings

by Prince Of Petworth June 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm 18 Comments

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From MPD:

“Around 10 PM Friday evening, MPD responding to the sounds of gunshots in the area of the 7th and Jefferson Streets NW. Responding officers did not locate any victims at the scene but did locate an adult male victim at a local hospital suffering from non life threatening injuries. This offense is being investigated by detectives in 4D.

If anyone had information regarding this offense please call the MPD’s CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Shooting //1100 blk 3rd Street, SW”

“Alert:Shooting at 2205 hrs in the 100 block of Irving Street NW.”

“Shooting: 2356 hrs, 2700 block of MLK Jr. Ave, SE. No Lookout.”

“Shooting //700 blk of Kentucky Avenue, SE”

“Shooting //2400 blk of Penn Ave, SE”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 700 block of Kentucky Avenue, Southeast, on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

At approximately 1:25 am, members of the First District responded to an investigate the trouble call inside of the listed location. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult female victim, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and determined that there were no signs consistent with life. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 40-year-old Stephanie Goodloe of Southeast, DC.”

  • It’s Just Me

    Shooting at the 100 block of Irving NW – that’s the hospital complex. WTF is wrong with people (not that I think any of the other shootings are any better). Just UGH

    • HaileUnlikely

      Sometimes when a shooting occurs at one location and a victim is found at another location, initially both locations are reported as if they were the location of the shooting. Given that this shooting ostensibly occurred 5 minutes after the one at 7th & Jefferson, and the victim of that shooting was found at a hospital, I think it is reasonably likely that the “100 Irving St NW” shooting actually refers to the location where the victim of the 7th & Jefferson shooting was found and was not itself the scene of a shooting. If there was a shooting at the hospital complex, we almost certainly would have heard about it on the news.

  • Dan

    8th & Jefferson Streets, NW have been plagued with shootings and violence going back to the early 80’s. Mayor Bowser and Police Chief Lanier should bring in the National Guard to assist in this area. It’s my understanding President Obama would be the one to bring in the National Guard. If so, Mayor Bowser and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton should request the National Guard to assist in D.C. neighborhoods from the President of the United States. One good thing about this area on Kennedy Street, NW, there are several funeral homes to bury the criminals shooting and killing one another. All human life is important and people shouldn’t be killing each other over foolishness.

    • Katie

      Mayor Bowser would have to request it but most of the time elected officials won’t because it’s admitting they don’t have control. A perfect example is the south side of Chicago.

    • Blithe

      If your comment is a serious one, then I have some serious questions: What exactly do you want/expect the National Guard to do? As opposed to, say, more police officers, different policies, etc.? Who would be in charge of the National Guard — and any consequences and fallout from having a bunch of soldiers with weapons enforcing military goals in civilian neighborhoods? What exactly would be the goals of their mission? How would it be clear that these goals were, indeed, accomplished.? Is your goal to have them patrol/control the entire city? Or just specific sections/neighborhoods? And, more personally, have you had any personal experience with living in a city or neighborhood controlled by martial law? Were you– or members of your family — living in DC when the National Guard actually did patrol residential neighborhoods?

      • Dan

        Sir/Madame, I was born, raised, and educated in Washington. I was born in the Old Freedmans Hospital in 1955 and I graduated from the old Mackin Catholic High School in 1973. I attended and graduated from both Howard & Georgetown Universities. Yes I lived in Washington, D.C. during the 1968 riots at the age of 13. The National Guard should assist MPD in patrolling neighborhoods like 8th & Kennedy Streets, NW and other high crime areas. There’s a serious police shortage in the Metropolitan Police Department due to retirements, resignations, and terminations according to Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. Would you prefer Washington, D.C. to become like Chicago? Some black Chicago city leaders were on CNN several weeks ago discussing the violence in Chicago. One black female community leader suggested calling in the National Guard because shootings and homicides are out of control in Chicago. She also stated, Chicago City Council and Mayor Emmanuel should be addressing the violence in Chicago. D.C. Council Judiciary Chairman McDuffie has shown poor leadership along with D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson regarding public safety for D.C. residents. Mayor Bowser have been vocal addressing the violence occurring in parts of the District and she and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier have been on the news publicly addressing public safety. Leave it to liberal D.C. Councilmembers like David Grosso who stated at a Howard University forum 2 years ago regarding taking guns from D.C. cops. Grosso need to be voted off the D.C. Council because he too have been a weak legislator on public safety and other issues.

        • Blithe

          Thank you, Dan, for taking the time to respond to my questions — and for giving me a context for your comments. My preference is for DC to be a safe city of neighborhoods, where people look out for each other and monitor and police themselves. This is my preference, because this is how the city that I grew up in functioned. I realize that for many, many reasons, it may be difficult, if not impossible, to achieve this again, as DC has become a much more transient city, and as, in many areas, poverty and violence have become more entrenched.
          My concerns are two-fold: First, attempting to determine whether using military power and presence in residential neighborhoods is likely to be effective, coupled with my concern that chains of command and responsibility for soldiers trained in the art of war might not be clearly established and implemented. Second, that in the effort to tamp the violence that besets our urban neighborhoods, the solutions will be creating more violence — with traumatizing impacts on vulnerable children and families that, in the long run, has the potential for engendering even more violence as we become used to living in what has essentially, and emotionally become a war zone.

          . As a context for my comments, I’d like to add that I’ve lived and worked in neighborhoods patrolled by soldiers. I recognize from personal experience that living and growing up in a neighborhood with a military presence is far from being a neutral experience.

          • SWDC

            These kids ALREADY live in war zones. Proof is in the crimes stats. Literally anything is improvement over the current situation.

            Drastic situations take drastic measures.

          • ontarioroader

            National Guard was posted briefly in Adams Morgan when I was a teen in the early ’90’s. I can’t remember if it was because of the Mt Pleasant riot aftermath or due to the crazy high homicide spike/crack wars, but it was nice to be able to walk home from school a more direct route instead of avoiding certain intersections that were known open air drug markets. I particularly remember the Guard unit posted at 17th & Euclid, which was a really bad spot at the time. The soldiers were nice, joked with us and showed us around their Humvee. They helped create a sense of calm that the block rarely had. I’m sure adults at the time got all wrapped up in the politics of what having the Guard deployed meant, but for us kids it just meant life seemed a little safer.

    • The Scoops Are On the Way!

      I’m no lawyer, but there might be a posse comitatus limitation on using the Guard to do policing.

      However…Fenty did something similar to this when he blocked off Trinidad for a week following a rash of shootings there several years ago. Probably couldn’t do that now with MPD’s staffing/manpower woes.

  • mdtodc

    Any representative from the NRA like to comment?

    • Dan


    • svi

      Yes, burn the gun witch, she caused the institutional disfunction of American inner cities.

  • stacksp

    There is a really nice house listed on 7th St with over a hundred days on market and I’m not sure if it’s attributable to the gun violence in that neighborhood or the 699k price tag or both.

    • SWDC

      I wouldn’t pay that to get woken up by gunshots once a week….

      • stacksp

        You are not alone.

  • Petworth Diva

    Wait a minute! How can this be? I thought we had gun control here in DC!

    • anon

      the lack of national action on gun control makes it a race to the bottom unless you want to shut down the borders of dc and check people coming in for guns.


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