Washington, DC

From GoFundMe:

“On January 1, 2019, our friend was shot in the head as an innocent bystander in NW DC. He is critically injured and will need surgery, rehabilitation time, and lots of medical care.

The last thing he, his girlfriend, his family, or his dog need to worry about is money. So if you’re able, please chip in what you can and share with your networks so we can help out. Thank you.”

“Dear PoPville,

Did you see this story of an innocent bystander getting shot in the head near Jackie Lee’s?”

NBC Washington reported:

“It appears that the victim in this case may have been an unintended target who was visiting one of the local establishments here,” police chief Peter Newsham said.”

MPD reported:

“On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, around 12:20pm, Fourth District units responded to the 100 block of Kennedy ST NW for a sounds of gun shots. Upon their arrival they observed a victim who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is currently in critical condition. There is no usable lookout at this time.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.”

And unfortunately lots of other shootings reported yesterday. From MPD:

2000 Rhode Island Ave, NE

“Shooting at 1451 hrs in the 2000 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE. Lookout for Black Nissan Altima 4DR LS occupied 2X leaving the 200 Block of Rhode Island Avenue towards MD”

“Shooting at 2000 hours in the 700 Block N Street NW. Lookout for a white van fleeing the area.”

“Shooting: 4200 Block of Barnaby Road SE. No lookout”

“As you may already know, just after 5am the First District responded to the Marine Coprs Barracks at 8th and I ST SE for a shooting. The scene was contained on the base, and MPD’s Homicide Branch is currently conducting a death investigation. More information will be forthcoming.”


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