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Gunshots or Fireworks around U Street, NW Monday Night?

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2016 at 9:30 am 3 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

About 8 rounds were heard from our apartment near 16 and V last night.

I’m curious if other readers are questioning this/called it in and are aware of a response?”

On twitter Vashti also asked us around midnight:

“Hey U Street: does anybody know more about the shots that were heard fired tonight somewhere between 15 & New Hamp?”

Matt responds:

“fireworks apparently…someone reports seeing them from her roof”

Related: Last week Greta asked, “anyone know why the navy yard shoots off cannons once a week?”

David Garber tracks down the answer: “We don’t shoot cannons regularly, but we’ve had a lot of retirement and flag ceremonies lately.” -Navy Yard”

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