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Gunshot Smashes “fourth story bedroom window” at 6th and O St, NW; MPD Reports shooting at 4th and N St, NW; Readers Report 20+ Police Cars and Helicopter Response in Shaw

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 16 Comments

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1400 block of 6th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Crazy night here at 6th and O NW for second straight night.

Attaching photo of a gunshot in my fourth story bedroom window from tonight.

We think it hit around 830/9pm. There was some kind of police chase and the suspects escaped by hoping fence into our backyard and then our neighbors.

Police are still investigating. Thankfully I wasn’t home but still scary. Sounds like insurance may cover damage but curious if others have tips for how to handle?”

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MPD reports:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 400 block of N Street NW. Motorists and pedestrians should avoid the area due to road closures as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Since MPD reports 4th and N, not clear if this is one in the same or two separate incidents. Tons of reports sent to us on twitter last night starting around 9pm. Seems like 4th and N was just before 9 and then another incident at 6th and O around 9:30pm? Twitter timeline after the jump.

Updates when more is known.

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