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districtkj reports (to see in real time follow @PoPville on twitter): “Another round of gunfire at 5th and Kennedy Streets NW tonight. What’s the latest on this?”

A reader reports via email: “TONS of shots fired Saturday night around 9:30pm at the intersection of 5th and Kennedy Street NW. I’d guess about 15-25 shots total.”

Update from MPC via CommissionerJohnson4b06″

“Yes that location did have an unlawful discharge of a firearm last night around 9:30 p.m.. Property damage was located at the Starlight Shopping Center however no injuries were reported 27 shell casings were located“.

From MPD:

“On September 26, 2020, at approximately 9:45pm, in the 5400 block of 5th St NW, there were multiple gunshots fired by an unknown suspect. There were no injuries reported, but there was damage sustained to a storefront and a parked vehicle. MPD recovered ballistic evidence on scene.

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

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5th and Kennedy Street, NW

Readers started to report around 11pm Tuesday night (follow @PoPville on twitter if interested in getting the real time reports):

“Shooting at 5th and Kennedy. Sounded like at least 7 shots.”

and in Bloomingdale around 11:15pm:

“multiple large caliber gunshots (6+) heard in #BloomingdaleDC south of Adams, west of Flagler

“A dozen bangs then pause and 10 more? Hopefully not more gunshots in the Channing/1st area?”

“Just heard what sounded like gunshots by 2nd and W NW.”

“Heard it too. That was a lot of shots. Like 20+ from what I heard. Back and forth.” Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Loud explosions in Brightwood Park?

I am bewildered by the large bangs that I’ve been hearing over the last few (many? 2020 is a blur) months, here in Brightwood Park. At first, I assumed this was part of DC’s fireworks “season” but now I am not so sure. The explosions are so loud they rattle the entire house and they happen at all hours of the day. At the times when they happen at in the middle of the night – 2:00 or 3:00 am – I have rushed to the window to see absolutely nothing – no signs of humans or traffic or sounds or anything. Read More

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5830 Georgia Ave, NW

Ed. Note: The BBQ Bus Smokehouse opened here back in 2017.

From the BBQ Bus:

“WE’LL RISE AGAIN

A couple of years ago someone asked what I did for work.

“I ring up customers at the register.”

I was being somewhat glib. Small business owners have boundary issues and find ourselves doing everything. Big to small. Most important to least. Whenever possible at the least convenient times.

I was, however, scheduled to work the register that day.

The inquirer stared. She pressed:

“What do you really do?”

I blanked out. I stared back. Then I blurted: “I gather and nourish.”

She paused.

“What does that mean?”

“Food’s job is to gather people for sharing. I facilitate that. And when I was small and my Dad said grace, he asked God that the food we eat nourish not just our bodies but our souls. So I help with that too.”

I don’t know where those words came from. At the time BBQ Bus was 7 year old, but it was the first time I understood what it was that I really did for a living.

There have always been challenges living this call to service; from when we were aspiring-but-broke entrepreneurs, to our early years navigating regulations, to growing and learning how to operationalize.

But today feels different. Read More

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via google maps

Readers reported: “huge police presence at Georgia and Kennedy. Caution tape up. Man taken into ambulance. Any word?”

10 shots fired at 9:33pm – I think on 9th between Kennedy and Longfellow.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday, August 10, 2020, in the 5500 block of 9th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 9:34 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Additionally, officers located a second victim, an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound. Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“On August 4, 2020, at approximately 9:12pm, multiple gunshots were fired in the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue NW. As a result, (4) males sustained gunshot wounds. All four victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Ballistic evidence was collected at the scene. There is no lookout for any suspects at this time.

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

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via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fourth District is currently investigating an Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm that occurred on Monday, July 20, 2020, at approximately 12:53am in the 4600 block of 4th Street NW.

No reported injuries, however, a residence was struck.

Anyone with information or video is asked to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or Text 50411.” Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fourth District is currently investigating an Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm that occurred on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at approximately 12:15am in the 5200 block of Illinois Avenue NW.

No reported injuries, however, a vehicle and residence was struck.

Anyone with information or video is asked to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or Text 50411.”

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