Readers started reporting at 7:29pm: “just heard a whole bunch of what sure sounded like gunshots on Sherman Ave by Girard St. A bunch of cops pulled up quickly”
“Just heard like 6 gunshots near 11th and Kenyon”
Then at 12:21am: “Wonderful. That was about 20 gun shots in the alley next to my house just now. Columbia Heights”
“That was loud. And a lot.”
“Good, the helicopter’s finally here to see who’s still on site 10 minutes later”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District seek the public’s assistance in locating suspects and a vehicle in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, Northwest.
At approximately 12:20 am, the suspects discharged firearms in the direction of a group at the listed location. One victim sustained gunshot wounds and sought treatment at a local hospital. The suspects fled the scene.
The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in this video:
The suspects’ vehicle, described as possibly being a black Dodge Charger, can be seen in the photos below:
Anyone who can identify these suspects or vehicle or has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”
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