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Readers reported:

“I was in the middle of the crossfire with my 21 month old daughter at the time when this happened. We were driving to Walmart on Georgia I slowed down at the intersection of 5th and Kennedy to ensure no one was crossing the street. I heard gunshots and saw people ducking and running. I have never felt or seen anything like that before in my life.”

“I was home at the time with my 5 year old daughter who was too sick to go to school today. I heard the shots and immediately got her and myself on the ground. She couldn’t understand what was happening.”

“The fact that we have to explain to our kids that this just a normal thing is INSANE!! The police do walk the area, they do patrol Kennedy, this is not on them. There needs to be more done, and please lets not have another safety walk.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying several persons of interest and a vehicle in reference to an Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm offense that occurred on Thursday, February 7, 2019, in the 5400 block of 5th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 3:44 pm, the suspects discharged firearms at the listed location. The suspects then fled the scene.

A nearby surveillance camera captured persons and a vehicle of interest in this case. Both can be seen in this video [above.]

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”


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