Washington, DC

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


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the area of 6th and T Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

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

Full release from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, August 7, 2020, in the 1900 block of 6th Street, Northwest. Read More


5th and Florida Avenue, NW courtesy Royal

From a press release:

“There’s a new “streatery” in town. Michelin-honored Royal in DC’s LeDroit Park neighborhood has just opened a 28-seat streetside patio alongside its restaurant on 5th Street NW. The new open-air streatery joins Royal’s 4-seat front patio to offer a total of 32 outdoor dining seats, outfitted with fresh greenery, breezy outdoor fans and large umbrellas with built-in USB charging ports. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

WANTED: Plant Theft Caught on Camera. I need to preface this post by saying that this is a bit tongue in cheek. There are genuinely horrendous crimes committed across this city and nation daily, especially against our neighbors, friends, and family members that are people of color. This is a petty and ridiculous crime, but this man deserves some mild ridicule from his community for what he did.

Neighbors, even our plants are not safe these days:

At 2:53 AM on Wednesday, this man, approximately 30 years old, beard, wearing a polo shirt, baseball hat, and shorts that say, “I don’t care how I look, even when stealing plants,” walked through our gate and ripped a hydrangea out of the ground in our front yard. The bluish/purple hydrangea, weighing in about 15-20lbs (root ball and all), was last seen being dragged westbound on T ST NW.

Pictures are attached, but the videos are way better: Read More


300 V Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing in the hopes you can share about the free produce distribution that Common Good City Farm is doing every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm at their farm in LeDroit Park (300 V St NW). I’m a volunteer there and want to make sure the city knows about this effort- access to healthy food is so important, especially if you’re out protesting! The farm is distributing pre-packaged boxes (for food safety/Covid reasons) of fresh, organic produce from farms around the DMV area, completely free. Last week, boxes included broccoli, salad greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, and more. This will change weekly, but it’s always a great selection! Read More


501 Florida Ave, NW

From The Royal:

“WE’RE BACK! After almost 9 weeks with closed doors, we have developed the safest new practices for our staff and guests, and will be reopening for take-out and delivery this Thursday, 5/28! Expect all your Royal favorites, plus some new home bar/pantry goodies from our new BODEGA! Stay tuned for more details throughout the week. We’ve missed you all and can’t wait to safely serve you very, very soon!”


via google maps

Readers reported: “I was walking through LeDroit Park just before 5 PM today and heard about 8 gunshots seemingly coming from just north of the park. Everyone ducked and ran.”

“Tons of cops heading towards Bloomingdale area. Now police helicopter.”

“Multiple rapid fire gunshots on 200 block W St NW ~4:40p. Huge mpd response with helicopter”

“There were like 10+ police cars in response to this.”


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