Reader Reported Shots Fired in Columbia Heights and Brightwood Park

A reader reported Saturday night around 7:30pm from the 1300 Block Newton St NW:

“We had 7 shots fired outside of our house on Newton St, just east of 14th. Based on our camera it was targeted- there was a verbal altercation and then the shooting. Not sure if anyone was hit. First shot came from one guy, second guy made six shots while retreating. What’s more upsetting is that it took 2 calls and 17 minutes for the cops to arrive.”

Another reader reports this morning shots fired on Gallatin between Georgia and 9th NW:

“woke up to 5 or 6 gunshots around 3am. Police arrived in less than 2 minutes but seems like they didn’t find anyone. Looked like they may have found casings in front of the DC fire truck maintenance house on Gallatin. No twitter posts from MPD.”

Ed. Note: MPD usually doesn’t post twitter alerts unless a person was hit (occassionally when there is property damage, but usually only when a person is injured or worse.)

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