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Shooting in Shaw around 11:30pm. Update Homicide.

Thanks to all who messaged us about last night’s shooting in Shaw: “heard about 10-15 quick gunshots near 8th and O NW”

“Another shooting, 8th and O st NW. cops searching for bullets. A seemingly simultaneous car accident at 9th and O”

Update from MPD: “Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in the 700 block of O Street, Northwest.

At approximately 11:15 pm, members of the Third District were in the area of the listed location when they heard the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead. A second adult male victim sought treatment at a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The decedent has been identified as 31 year-old Kervin Sanches, of Northeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

“Walking down 7th St NW and heard popping noises, immediately afterwards saw cops running by foot towards P St near the Giant. Asked “Those weren’t fireworks were they?” to which she responded “No, they weren’t.”

MPD reported “Shooting Investigation at 7th and O St., NW. No Lookout
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT”

Elsewhere MPD reported:

Shooting Investigation in the 1300 block of Columbia Rd., NW. Lookout for a B/F, approximately 5’6″, early 20s, wearing all black clothing, white shoes
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20210378303″

and

“Shooting 3700 block of Hayes St NE. No lookout.”

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