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A reader reports (thanks to all messaged):
“Shooting on N St on August 26th
The shooting happened around 11 am on N Street NW between North Capitol and 1st Street. It was closer to 1st Street than North Cap (the police recovered a lot of shell casings on the corner of N and 1st).
I was in my backyard when the shooting happened. There were 2 or 3 shots followed by a barrage of shots. Initially I thought it was gunfire, but then there were so many occurring so fast I thought, “No, this HAS to be fireworks.” Some other neighbors I talked to later thought the same thing.
I talked to a neighbor that lives on N street. He said he was leaving to go to the dry cleaners and saw a group of teenagers on N Street who were very animated. Their behavior made him so uncomfortable that he actually called the police BEFORE the shooting asking them to send a patrol car by the area to disperse the kids. I’m not sure if he knows this from talking to other neighbors or the police, but he told he that 9 people in total called the police before the shooting.
I do not know how many shooters there were. The above neighbor told me he knew of one kid being arrested. From the shell casings and bullet holes, it looks like at least one person was on the corner of 1st and N street (dot in “shooter location” attached) shooting back down and across N Street (dot in “target area of shooter”). In the “target area”, there were numerous bullet holes in two vehicles (including Robin’s), a street sign, and the house of the neighbor mentioned above. A third car on the same side of the street as the shooter(s?) also had a bullet hole.”
“A Fifth District officer heard gun fire emanating 1st and N Street NW. The officer responded and observed two black male subject fleeing. He then observed one of the subject throw a weapon on First Street NW. The second subject Black Male 18-21 years of age, facial hair fled West on N Street NW. The officer stopped the subject who threw the weapon an arrest the Juvenile Subject. Additional Fifth District Units arrived and they located a crime scene and a second weapon (firearm). The Fifth District units performed excellently. I applaud their outstanding effort in removing two firearms from our community and a dangerous law violator. Their professionalism is commended.
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”