Washington, DC


14th and Columbia Road, NW

Readers started reporting around 9pm: “This time somewhere south of Euclid near 14th. Probably 15 to 20 shots fired in total.”

“About 15-20 bangs in 3 or so bursts, and then a car sped past my place on Columbia Rd. Cops congregating. Lots of sirens.”

“Gotta be around 30 cop cars within 2 blocks of this, and I keep hearing more coming. I haven’t seen any other emergency vehicles, but I might have missed an ambulance if it got there early.”

“I see at least 16 emergency vehicles, almost all police. I hear a lot of civilians screaming. This doesn’t sound good.”

“Don’t know what happened, but HUGE police turnout at 14th & Columbia in last 10 min. Art least 20 cars have rolled up, including a bunch of black & white SUVs which I don’t normally see.”

“15-20 rounds fired moments ago”

4 people were shot. There was an issue with crowd control.

From Alert DC: “MPD reports a road closure in the 1200 -1400 blocks of Columbia Rd NW between 13th St NW and 14th St NW, due to police activity. Please use alternate routes.”

Update from MPD: “The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of Columbia Rd NW. 3 adults and 1 juvenile have been transported to area hospitals with varying injuries to the lower body.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

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