Washington, DC


Photo by Al Drago

Al reported: “Around 7:18pm 4 shots were fired near the gas station on the 300 block of Rhode Island Ave NW in DC. One man, reported to be shot in the leg, was transported via ambulance. Police are looking for a black sedan.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threading gunshot to the foot.

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

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11th and Park Road, NW

From MPD:

“Third District is currently investigating a Road Rage incident that involved gunshots in the area of 11th St and Park Rd NW. The occupant of a vehicle fired shots at another motorist, striking the vehicle. There are no injuries reported at this time. Our preliminary lookout is for a dark 4 door vehicle fleeing the area west on Park Road. Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

A reader reports: “Shooting occurred around 5:45PM at the corner of 11th and Park Road NW. Three shots fired from one car to another, both drove off. Cops on scene now and have everything tapped off. I witnessed the shooting while walking my puppy.

Pics below of the puppy, because he’s cute, and of the scene.” Read More

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Better Late Than Never


Photo by Laura Scalzo

From MPD (received 10/22):

“Upcoming Helicopter Flight Activity in Washington D.C.

The Department of Energy will be conducting low- altitude mapping within the District of Columbia this week October 19-23 and next week until October 28 (weather dependent). They will be utilizing a Bell 412 twin engine helicopter, 150-500 feet above ground level, at various hours and locations throughout the city.Read More

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Photo by James Hong

From MPD just after 9pm:

“The Third and First Districts are investigating a shooting in the area of North Capitol and New York Ave NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the torso.

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


via google maps

From MPD:

“On October 20, 2020 at approximately 6:35 pm, and unknown suspect fired multiple shots in the 800 block of Crittenden St, NW, striking two adult male victims, and fled the scene in an unknown direction and manner. Read More

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Photo by Laura Scalzo

Been getting tons of queries about that super low helicopter spotted all over Takoma, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase and elsewhere today. From the NNSA:

“The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Washington, D.C. and areas in and around the Nation’s capital beginning on October 19 in preparation for the Presidential Inauguration. The inauguration is scheduled to take place on January 20, 2021. Read More

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via google maps

From MPD sent around 6am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 100 block of P Street NW. an adult female has been transported to an area hospital with non life threatening gunshot wounds to the leg.

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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Michael asks at 11:45pm: “Chopper looks like it’s circling SE of Eastern Market, spotlight out, anyone got a clue what’s going on?”

Thanks to Sawyer for sending the video (below): “from the 1350 Potomac Ave SE vehicle collision with guard rail outside of Harris Teeter. Police arrived quickly – no person is in the vehicle. Helicopter circling area Vehicle appears to have been stolen. EMS has not arrived – no injuries.”

Alert DC reports as of 7:46am Friday: “DDOT reports the westbound lanes in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, between 13th Street and Potomac Avenue have reopened while the 700-900 blocks of 13th Street, SE, between Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenues remain closed until further notice.” Read More

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