8 Bullet Casings Recovered after Shots Fired 9:30pm at 15th and V St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth July 6, 2016 at 9:55 am 9 Comments

via google maps

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, July 5 at approximately 9:30pm gunshots were heard in the rear alley of 2100 block of 15th St. NW. MPD promptly responded. Officers located and recovered (8) shell casings. No further information or evidence at this time. If anyone has any intel or information please contact (202)727-9099.”

  • U Street Resident

    Any idea if this is the area/alley behind the Camden Roosevelt? Or is to the east of the church?

  • OiWithThePoodles

    And here I thought those were fireworks.

    • FridayGirl

      I feel like I’m a little too far from this to have heard the gunshots, but I did hear fireworks around that time. So it *may* have been fireworks (in addition to the gunshots).

    • Bmouse


  • Ghost

    Sigh. This neighborhood. I thought those were fireworks but, apparently not.


    What’s interesting about the time mentioned on here is that there were officers hanging out at the corner of W and 15th (near what I believe is an alley way) about an hour earlier. They were casually talking with someone who looked liked your average resident (or a plain clothes) and there was some yellow tape… so am wondering if something happened earlier that brought them there and then maybe as soon as they left silliness began.

  • anonymouse_dianne

    This is pretty much where a young man was gunned down a couple months ago. I believe there is public housing in that block. I live at 14th but I don’t remember hearing anything like gun shots but as others have mentioned it was pretty noisy that night.

  • FormerWStreet Resident

    I am a former resident of 14th and W Streets for nearly 10 years. This was a regular occurrence. The neighborhood groups would call the police, and meet with the Police Chief and promises were made. But, after about a month, it would ALWAYS go back to the same old drug dealing and using at all hours of the day and night. There really needs to be a regular police presence on V and W Streets between 14th and 15th Streets. I am surprised more business are not engaged as we watch more and more restaurants/shops open up 14th Street beyond U Street. I can probably tell you the people that were engaged in this as they have been hanging on the street since they were in their young teens. If it wasn’t them, then it was the dealers or users that are always around!

  • Bmouse

    I can’t wait for that new condo building at 15th and V to be occupied, as it’ll bring more people to V between 14th and 15th. There’s much less foot traffic at night than a lot of streets because the block is basically church/school buildings and unoccupied/demolished buildings.


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