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A reader reports: “a drive by shooting at 11 this morning on the 300 block of Todd Pl NE. Street blocked off and tons of police.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle of interest in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the 300 block of Todd Place, Northeast.

At approximately 10:59 am, a suspect fired shots at the victim, from a vehicle, then fled the scene. The victim was treated at a local hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

A vehicle of interest was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below. The vehicle is described as a silver 4-door sedan with heavy damage to the front passenger side fender.”

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RIP Mr Rat


Photo by Morgan Martinez

Thanks to Morgan for sending: “Not sure if Mr. Rat in Eckington was a pet or just a wild friend. But, glad he got a proper burial on 3rd ST NE.”

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From MPD:

“On April 27, 2020, members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team were proactively patrolling the Eckington and Edgewood neighborhoods in relation to a number of recent offenses in the area. Members observed an SUV that was taken in an Armed Carjacking on April 25, 2020. As Officers approached the vehicle numerous subjects fled. In a combined effort patrol officers and Crime Suppression Officers were able to stop and identify the seven occupants of the SUV and recover a semi-automatic handgun, as well as the stolen SUV. Read More

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A reader reported around 2:20pm Sunday: “Just heard 5 shots in Eckington near summit place NE and Rhode island. Wasn’t outside to pinpoint but in case you get others messaging – it was definitely 5 quick shots. Sounds like it came from the street and not great aim hitting some parked cars.”

Multiple readers reported around 6:15pm Sunday: “multiple shots fired in the 2900 block of Georgia Ave NW, with some hitting the windows of Bravo Bar. Georgia Ave NW closed between Harvard and Hobart at the 2900 block.” Read More

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From MPD:

“ADW-Gun 2100 block of 4th Street Northeast

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at approximately 2042 hours the victims report that a dark colored sedan pulled into the block and parked. An unidentified suspect then exited the vehicle and shot at the victims and then fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was last seen Westbound on Rhode Island Avenue Northeast. The suspect was described by the victims as a black male wearing a ski type mask. This case is actively being investigated by the Fifth District detectives office.”

and

“The Fourth District is investigating an unlawful discharge of a weapon that occurred on March 24, 2020, at approximately 11:48 P M in the 300 block of Allison Street NW. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or Text 50411.”

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From MPD:

“On March 1, 2020, members of the Fifth District responded to the 100 block of New York Avenue NE for the report of a shooting. Officers located two adult males in a vehicle in the 1400 block of First Street NE suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. As officers were rendering aid to the two victims a third adult male was located at a gas station at the intersection of Florida Avenue NE and P Street NE. The third male was also suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. All three of the males sustained serious, but not life threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation a semi-automatic handgun was located and the offenders were arrested. Read More

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Florida and North Capitol Street, NE

A reader reported Tuesday night:

“This happened about 12 min ago (around 6:15pm). Saw guy unresponsive on ground at the Exxon. Cops swarmed shortly after and shut down neighborhood. Helicopter included

Neighbors said they heard 9 gunshots”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting at North Capitol and Bates Streets NW. An adult male is being 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.”

Later around 9:45pm MPD reported:

“Shooting Investigation in the 7200 block of Blair Rd NW. Lookout for a silver Dodge Charger operated by a black male.”

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