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Caitlin reports at 4:46pm:

“Three bursts of gunshots in Columbia heights just now. Probably around 14th/Fairmont and Girard Street Community Center”

Jason reports at 5:04pm:

“Shooting number…. is it 7? Fairmont between 14th & 15th. About 15 shots fired.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1400 block of Fairmont Street NW. a juvenile male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound 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.”


Well this is terrifying

“Dear PoPville,

Warning to women: I was broken into twice over the past 1.5 months. The first time they stole cash, the second time nothing was stolen, however my bolt lock was left unlocked. After the second robbery, I realized my bars in my bedroom window were not secured, so a heavy duty Locke was placed on the bars and I installed security cameras. The cops were called both times. I have put together a few strange things that have happened last few months– Read More


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


Ed. Note: The Coupe opened in Columbia Heights back in October 2012.

Thanks to all who messaged us about the name change coming to Columbia Heights’ The Coupe on 11th Street, NW between Park and Monroe:

“Any word on The Coupe? I walked by today and the front doors now have signage for “Magnolia Cafe” and the inside is totally decorated for Christmas, complete with a Christmas tree. Would love to know what’s going on there!”

“Branding and signage at The Coupe has been replaced by “Magnolia cafe.” I’m intrigued, but can’t find anything about the change anywhere…”

Hmm, if you go to The Coupe’s website you get the following prompt: Read More


Photo by Jason Bowers

Readers first started reporting around 11:34pm (follow @PoPville on twitter if interested in getting the real time reports):

“6-8 gunshots just rang out near 14th and Irving”

Shooting at 14th, between Irving & Columbia. 15+ shots. EMS & cops on scene”

“broken record: 8-10 gunshots in Columbia heights moments ago … cop cars rushing in. Guessing near 14th & Columbia. (I’m 2-3 blocks from there…)”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 3000 block of 14th Street NW. Read More


11th and Lamont St, NW in the before times

From an email:

DC Zero Waste Fans, while our plans for a full scale Zero Waste Market have been delayed due to the pandemic, Totes Bulk @totesbulkdc has started a small scale zero waste pop up market in collaboration with District Batch @districtbatch and Aardvark Cafe @aardvarkcafe that is operating out of Room 11 in Columbia Heights until 31 October. Read More


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Readers reported (follow @PoPville on twitter if interested in real time reports):

“Getting so tired of typing this: shots fired near 14th and Fairmont in Columbia Heights”

“Another day another shooting near my house in Columbia Heights. 4-5 shots fired around 3:23 PM near 14th & Euclid or 14th & Fairmont.

As of 5:17pm there have been no reports from MPD so presumably nobody was injured. Will update if any official info becomes available.


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