Photo by Joyce Karam
Around 9pm reports starting coming in to us @PoPville:
“Anyone know what those gunshots were near Florida and Ontario NW DC just now?”
“sounded like several gunshots fired near 16th and U St NW, followed by sirens. Any idea what’s happening?”
“16th + V St NW PD confirms they are responding and heard the gunshots from the station. No other details.”
“There are like 10 police cars and a helicopter with a search light in Adams Morgan at Ontario and Kalorama rd nw”
“Police helicopter with spotlight circling broadly from DuPont to meridian hill park”
“I counted 11 shots.”
Joyce Karam reported: “Walking back from dinner, got trapped in shooting near Florida & 18th NW Washington DC.
Police on scene but lot of gunshots fired (at least 4). Chasing suspects now.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in the 1700 block of Florida Avenue, Northwest.
At approximately 8:56 pm, the suspect approached the victims at the listed location. The suspect brandished a handgun and began to shoot at the victims. The suspect then fled the scene. No injuries were reported on scene.
On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 31 year-old Chibuzo Onukwufor, of Bowie, MD, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).”