Photo by JFT
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“At approximately 7:40 pm tonight, MPD responded to the 900 block of 23rd Street, NW to investigate a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was conscious and breathing at reporting time. The suspect is described as a black male, about 30 years old, wearing a black sweater, a vest, and blue jeans, last seen fleeing on foot toward Washington Circle. It is unknown at this time what led to the shooting. The relationship between the suspect and victim is not known. There were no other injuries reported. This incident is currently being investigated by Second District Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call 202-727-9099.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred in the 900 block of 23rd Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, January 9, 2018.
At approximately 7:40 pm, the suspect and victim were engaged in a verbal altercation at the listed location. During the altercation, the suspect brandished a firearm and began shooting, striking the victim. The suspect fled the scene. The victim received treatment at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below:
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 sending a text message to 50411.”