Washington, DC

1st and M Street, NE

Update from MPD:

“Earlier today officers responded for a reported shooting victim inside the Starbucks located at the corner of M Street, NE and First Street, NE. Upon arrival officers located a victim suffering from a non-life-threatening self inflicted gunshot wound. Officers located the weapon, which was a 9mm Glock handgun with an extended magazine. In addition to the weapon, officers located and seized roughly 8 pounds of marijuana and $,200 from the victim’s vehicle.”

Jenell reports: Read More

Updates when/if any official info is released from MPD.

S reported around 6pm: “Looks like there’s a fire at the intersection of M St & North Capitol St NW. Just heard a neighbor set off fireworks from that direction, I suspect it may be related.

In other news, there’s a gunman on the loose at the building down the block, so the fireworks were very poorly timed. I hope all neighbors involved are OK!”

DC Fire and EMS reported: “Use of illegal fireworks put dozens of seniors at risk in yesterday’s fire on N. Capitol St. A Roman candle fired from the street ignited a 5th floor balcony. If it explodes or flies it is illegal in DC. For complaints or tips on illegal fireworks e-mail [email protected]

“Separate from the gunman incident at Avalon First and M/Ava NoMa and the apartment fire at Sibley Plaza Public Housing, there was a third incident in my building this morning involving an FBI presence on the fourth floor.”

“M Street NE between North Cap and 1st is blocked on both ends by police – maybe 30 police vehicles and helicopters circling this one block.” Read More

Lower level food court 50 Massachusetts Ave, NW

It’s been a while since I’ve stopped by Union Station, didn’t realize the Bojangles closed. There was great excitement when we first learned Bojangles was coming back in 2010 (a lifetime ago, a question we asked in that post “Do you think anything will ever go into the old movie theater space?”)


100 block of M Street NE

S reports: “Investigators on seen at NoMa metro station underpass”

MPD reported at 4:50am: “Alert: Stabbing investigation in the 100 block of M Street NE. No lookout at this time.”

“Dear PoPville,

Coming down the street in my car from my nephews great 6th birthday in the park. Right before the underpass by Whole Foods. A man clearly not all together yelling and sharing his thoughts for the world to hear, I thought at first was throwing trash at the cars and bikers going by. Ha! Nope! If only…..

To my cars demise … it was a cement rock. Read More

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021 to discuss the 65-percent design plans for the Florida Avenue-New York Avenue NE Intersection Project. DDOT is redesigning the intersection, often referred to as “Dave Thomas Circle” or the “Virtual Circle,” to make it safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers in support of Mayor Bowser’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on the District’s roadways. Once complete, the redesigned intersection will: Read More


“Dear PoPville,

We have a truly incredible update on the April 7 shooting at 3rd and K Street NE. Mr. Henry (52) was shot 9 nine times, all below the waist, but he’s home now and recovering after four surgeries.

When we heard the gunshots, my partner and I (K Street residents) went to help. A group of neighbors, including a doctor and a nurse, cared for Henry until the ambulance arrived. A few days later, Henry called us from the hospital to say “thank you,” and we’ve since developed a close friendship.

Henry is a wonderful man with a large, loving family, and he’s making a miraculous recovery. He just called to say that he made it up and down 3 flights of stairs today, with the help of his physical therapist. It has only been three weeks, and he’s already climbing stairs! We’re confident that Henry will have a full recovery, and will soon resume his role as a very active caregiver for his many grandkids, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

As for the “why did this happen?,” Read More


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