Shots Fired in Shaw around 6:45pm Sunday. Shooting Homicide at 9th and S St, NW at 2:24am

8th and O Street, NW

Readers reported around 6:45pm Sunday:

“Shooting in Shaw on corner of Giant just now. Heard two shots. Police now blocking street off” Ed. Note: Semantics but this was likely shots fired where nobody was hit, fortunately, because I didn’t see a shooting report from MPD.

Unrelated but MPD reported at 3:20am: “Shooting in the 1800blk of 9th St NW. [around S Street, NW] No lookout at this time.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, August 23, 2021, in the 1800 block of 9th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 2:24 am,

members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 32 year-old Ali Jamil Al-Mahdi, of Southeast, 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.”

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