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jfcass (and many others) reported around 11:10pm:

“heard what sounded like three gunshots at 6 & Florida. Lots of cops and ambulance at Rito Loco.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 600 block of Florida Avenue NW. An adult female has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening injury to the arm.

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

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

Ed. Note: Yesterday we heard the other side.

From Councilmember Grosso’s office:

“The following is Councilmember David Grosso’s opening statement delivered at the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety hearing on the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019, which would abandon the District of Columbia’s criminalization approach to sex work in favor of one that focuses on human rights, health, and safety:

“Thank you, Councilmember Allen, for convening this hearing today.

“This is a historic occasion as we consider how we as the government and the community should treat commercial sex and, most importantly, how we can better protect the human rights of the people involved.

“Earlier this year, along with Councilmembers Robert White, Brianne Nadeau, and Anita Bonds, I introduced the bill before us today, the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019.

“Over the past 3 years I developed this legislation in close partnership with the Sex Worker Advocates Coalition, and the bill is in line with recommendations from Amnesty International, the World Health Organization, U.N. AIDS, Human Rights Watch, and numerous other human rights, public health, and anti-trafficking organizations.

“Since coming into office, I have met with and listened to sex workers and other people who trade sexual services for money as well as survivors of human trafficking.

“I met with them because all of my work at the Council is grounded in a human rights and racial equity framework.

“That means looking out for the human rights of the most marginalized communities, including people in the sex trade, and reconsidering policies that perpetuate racism.

“In listening to those most directly affected, I heard how criminalization and stigma cause tremendous harm to people in the sex trade. Read More

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14th and Monroe St, NW Photo by DJ JunglEE

Update from Alert DC:

“MPD reports the following road closures due to police activity: 1400 Block of Monroe Street, NW and the 3200 – 3400 Blocks of 14th Street, NW. Please seek an alternate route.”

Update 1pm: “MPD reports the police activity in the area of Monroe and 14th Streets NW has ended and the associated road closures are open for travel.”

Emily reported around 11:15am: “Gunshots heard near Holmead place in Columbia Heights?”

Dorie replied: “Reports of drive-by-shooting”

A replied: “Yes. I was driving Lyft less than a half a block away from the shooting. Didn’t take time to look behind me. Got tf out of there instantly.” Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fifth District Detective Unit is investigating an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) that occurred on October 16th 2019. At approximately 4:05 PM the suspect-vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 1300 block of Florida Avenue NE when the occupant of that vehicle fired several rounds at the victim’s vehicle, striking it and a second vehicle in the process. No victims were struck by the gunfire. Read More

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From MPD:

“On October 15, 2019, at approximately 12:50am, MPD units responded out to investigate the sounds of gunshots in the 4400 block of 9th St NW. MPD located a shell casing in the area, but there no reported injuries or damage to any property.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact MPD at (202) 727-9099.”

and

“At approximately 2:00 am this morning, members of the Metropolitan Police were called to the 4200 block of 7th Street, Northwest, for the sound of gunshots. Officer canvassed the area and discovered cartridge casings in the 4200 block of 7th Street, Northwest.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On October 15, 2019 at approximately 2:53 PM, members of the Fifth District responded to the Unit block of Bryant Street NE for the sound of gunshots. An adult male victim was subsequently located at an area hospital suffering from two apparent gunshot wounds which were deemed non life threatening.

The offense is being investigated by Detectives assigned to the Fifth District Detectives unit.

Anyone having information relating to the shooting is asked to call (202)727-9099.”

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14th and Meridian Place, NW

Josh reported at 10:20pm: “multiple gunshots just fired at 14th and meridian NW. Apparently it happened on the sidewalk and the victims dragged themselves into Johnny’s side door.”

From MPD:

“Alert: Shooting at 2220 hrs in the 1300 block of Meridian Place NW. Lookout for 3 B/M’s in a white honda vehicle”

Alan Henney reported:

“DOUBLE SHOOTING INVOLVING A TEEN- 14th St at Meridian Pl NW-DC in the Columbia Heights Neighborhood. 17yom shot in the leg and 26yom shot in the arm.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting inside of a building in the 3000 block of 14th street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. This incident is alleged to have taken place inside of a building. Officers and detectives are on scene and are continuing to investigate.

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

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