“a bullet had broken an apartment window in the block” at 9th and Kennedy St, NW early Sunday Morning

by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2016 at 10:40 am 5 Comments

via google maps

From MPD on Sunday:

“Shortly after 2 AM this morning, MPD received multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots in the vicinity of 8th & Kennedy Streets, NW. Additionally, MPD’s Shotspotter detected the sounds of gunshots at multiple locations. Fourth District units were in the area and also heard the gunshots. The area was canvassed but no victims were located. However, we received an additional call from the 5500 block of 9th Street, NW, stating that a bullet had broken an apartment window in the block. A unit responded and recovered the bullet from the apartment.

Anyone with information regarding these sounds of gunshots is urged to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

Ed. Note: earlier we reported four houses had been hit by gunfire on the 800 block of Crittenden St, NW that same night.

  • anon

    MPD was out in force for this. Saw at least 10 squad cars patrolling a 4-5 block area. If only the drug game on Kennedy street would go away…

    • marigold

      Yes and it’s spreading. I used to think my block was fairly quiet on 5th Street, except last week three police cars stopped us a few minutes after we got into a Lyft near 5th and Kennedy Street, they told us there had been reports of gunshots and asked if we heard anything. We hadn’t but it scared the bejeezus out of us anyway :(

      • samanda_bynes

        ugh, really? yeah I’m on 3rd and the walk up and down Kansas is always so pleasant and I’ve had nothing but fine interactions which people up until 7th street and back , but that’s such a bummer to hear. Kennedy is in such a ripe place to become something.

        • Longfellow

          Other than a nice neighborhood full of people raising their kids in the last truly affordable part of the city EOTR? I am frustrated by the needless violence, too, but let’s please not say our neighborhood isn’t “something” until/unless some kind of development happens.

  • Brightwoodian

    The city isn’t willing to make the hard choices that would fix Kennedy Street. Instead I guess they are hoping wait it out and see if gentrification drives out the crime. One thing that would at least help would be anti-loitering laws. That won’t happen now. Another thing that might help would be to let the police take a more proactive than reactive approach when it comes to drug enforcement. That won’t happen either in this current climate. I’d personally like to see something akin to a three strikes law, to address recidivism, enacted in DC. That also will never happen.


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