via google maps
From MPD around 1:30pm:
“Shooting: 1500 A St SE. S1-B/M, long dreds, blu jns, 6′. S2-B/M, 20-30 YOA, 5’10”-6′, MD build, black hat. L/S fleeing in a dark grn sedan.”
An the Hill East Listserv a neighbor reported:
“There was a shooting in the middle of the day today on the corner of 15 and A Street SE. I was 20 feet away at the Center City Charter playground with my kids and I am sick that this happened.”
Update from MPD around 3pm:
“MPD is on the scene of a confirmed Shooting in the 1500 block of A Street, SE.No look out”
Full update from MPD:
“This afternoon [Saturday], at approximately 1:30pm, officers of the First District responded to the 1500 block of A Street SE for the sounds of gunshots. The officers located a victim who was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the rear of the left leg. The suspect in the case was described as a black male, 20-30 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and medium build, wearing dark jeans and a black hat. A dark gray 4-door Volkswagen was also observed leaving the area.
At approximately 3:30pm, another call for sounds of gunshots came from the 1500 block of A Street SE. First District officers responded and contacted an individual who had a minor gunshot wound to the forearm. There was no lookout information provided for the suspect in the second incident.
First District Officers and Detectives are currently working these cases, and the information is subject to change as these investigations progress. Much assistance has already been provided by community members, and has already proven to be of great help. As we are committed to thoroughly investigating and closing these incidents quickly, we encourage community members that might have additional information or video footage of the area to contact the First District Detectives Office at 202-299-2025. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the MPD Tip Line by texting your information to 50411.”