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Gunshots or Fireworks? Multiple Shots Fired Reported Last Night

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2017 at 9:30 am 6 Comments

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Ed. Note: On twitter I was also told around 6:30/7:30pm “Blasts of gunfire near 1/Q NW mins ago while I was walking dog, car windows shot out, MPD on scene.” and in response to that: “My boyfriend and I were mugged last night at gunpoint on FL between 1st and R NW. Activity is def picking up in this area.”

From MPD:

Tonight our 1D units responded to three radio assignments for sounds of gunshots within a very short period of time. I would like to share the outcome of these calls for service:

  • The first call at 1st and M Street, SW, at approximately 2105 hours, was cleared by foot patrol and mountain bike officers as FIREWORKS. The officers observed several children in the company of an adult playing with sparklers and small firecrackers. Upon the officer’s arrival, all fireworks had been expended. The adult was advised about DC Law regarding firework use/possession and the scene was cleared without incident.
  • The second call was at 1647 C Street, NE, at approximately 2155 hours. 1D units responded to the call for a single shot heard and after an extensive canvass cleared the assignment with no property damage discovered and no injuries reported. The report numbers are 17-058172.
  • The third and final call was at 228 17th Street, NE (rear of location) at approximately 2158 hours. 1D units responded to the call for a single shot heard and again, after an extensive canvass cleared the assignment with no property damage discovered and no injuries reported. The report numbers are 17-058173.

If you have any information to share on the two reported sound of gunshot calls, please contact the CIC at 727-9099 and reference the assigned report numbers. Thank you in advance for your assistance and have a safe evening.”

  • Dave

    Hope everyone’s okay. Not sure crime is picking up in Truxton/Bloomingdale as much as continuing when good weather returns.

  • TriniSoFlo

    Looks like the robbers were arrested shortly thereafter. From the 5D mailing list:

    This evening, Fifth District Evening Patrol with the help of the 5th District Crime Suppression Unit apprehended two adult male robbers. The complainants were robbed in the 100 block of Florida Ave, NW at approximately 9:15 p.m. The officers located the suspects a few short blocks away. The complainants property was recovered and a loaded firearm was recovered.

    • Anon

      That’s great to hear! Get these numbnuts out of here.

  • Truxton K

    I’ve only lived in Truxton Circle for 10 years, but it does feel like criminal activity is ticking up a bit more than it has in the last couple of years at this time.

    What is new, at least to me, is the police response to these events. In each case, the cops were on site extremely quickly and with lots of units. Pretty impressive.

    • Truxtoner

      I still tell myself I’m more likely to get run over by someone speeding on 1st ST through Truxton than I am getting shot there.

  • Sydney

    Illegal fireworks at Greeleaf Gardens are a feature of life in SW from May through July. Too bad there’s no police presence anywhere near there (aside from the First District Headquarters at 1st and M).

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