Update: Confirmed accidental Gunshot at Turkey Thicket Rec Center “all children are accounted for and safe”

by Prince Of Petworth July 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm 21 Comments

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center located at 1000 N Michigan Ave, NE

Update from MPD:

At approximately 3:00 pm today officers received a call for an incident involving a bag that had been dropped on the ground and a gun had discharged from inside of the bag. Units where provided a lookout for the subjects. As officers canvassed the area a bag was recovered with a weapon. There were no injuries involved in this incident.

The Fifth District Detectives office is currently investigation this incident.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. CCN:16112865″

Around 3:45pm DPR Tweeted:

“Turkey Thicket Rec. Center/Pool is currently on lockdown due to an incident. MPD is on the scene investigating. All campers are safe.”

A reader passes on an email to camper parents:

“There has been an incident at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, but all children are accounted for and safe. The building is on lock-down.

MPD is currently on the scene. There are no reported injuries at this time.

Because the building is on lock-down, children will not be released until the lock down is lifted. Again, all participants are accounted for and safe.”

The parent hears that a gunshot accidentally went off in the pool area from someone who brought a gun in their bag.

Updates when more is known. Thank God all are safe.


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