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Shots Fired in Shaw 2:30am

by Prince Of Petworth July 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm 4 Comments

Via google maps

From MPD:

“At 2:30 am members of the Third District are currently investigating a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1700 block of 8th Street NW. Units have located shell casings, but at this time, no victims or damage to property has been located. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

  • JohnH

    Shots fired at 8th and R? I’m shocked. I wish they’d put a police camera outside of that entrance of the Metro. They finally stopped letting people loiter when there were the shootings along 7th last summer but they’ve gone back to letting them hang out on the street there. And not much of a police presence anymore (especially when the Metro is closed at midnight on weekends).

  • Shaw Neighbor

    I either heard these shots or a different set in Shaw last night, at 1:44am – 2 shots and then another sound that wasn’t quite like a shot. I checked the time, so I’m certain of that. I thought they might be on 7th and Rhode Island… can’t have happened twice in one night in the same spot, right? so, must have been these?

    • Andie302

      I’m pretty sure I heard these (I accidentally fell asleep at like 7pm, and couldn’t get back to sleep) but there were more than 3 shots. It was a series of about 7 or 8. I live at 7th and Rhode Island, and it was clearly coming from just north of there. I didn’t even bother to report it because I thought it was fireworks! Ugh

  • dc_rezzie

    I’m not surprised. I actively try to avoid this area, even during the day. Large groups of people are usually out there on the sidewalk loitering, smoking pot and drinking. They take up the entire sidewalk and have no respect for pedestrians. It’s the only block in the area where I feel threatened, and after 7 years living in various parts of the district (including NE), I don’t get spooked easily.


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