Washington, DC

Harvard and Sherman Ave, NW

Update: A reader on the block reports the man has been taken into custody peacefully.

Alan Henney reports:

“Police have CLOSED several streets in the Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains and Park View neighborhoods while they attempt to talk a wanted man out of a residence near Girard Street and Sherman Ave NW-DC. The SWAT team and fire/EMS are assisting.”


Norms messaged us around 11:50pm: “15-20 gunshots in Park View, Warder and Otis. Tons of police on scene immediately.”

From MPD:

“Shooting in the 600 block of Otis Pl., NW. Lookout is for a white sedan white sedan with unknown tags.”

Ajh reported:

“Nothing like 8 gunshots outside your window to blow your Nats buzz. This whole grab my dogs and roll toward my bedroom wall routine is getting old. (Cc: @PoPville; shooting on O between 7th and 8th NW during top of the 9th)”

Kelly reported at 11:39pm: “I think I heard gunfire on 9th and N Nw. Just saw police rushing that way.”

turbo replied: “pretty sure it was two different caliber guns. one shot three times and the other 5. i think i heard shouting as well but was busy running in the other direction”


Georgia and Columbia Road, NW

Andrew first reported around 11pm: “did I just hear gun fire around Harvard and Georgia streets northwest?”

One reader reported: “5-7 shots on Hobart at 10:52PM.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the torso.

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

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


3400 Georgia Avenue, NW

From an email:

Join us for the inaugural Park View Pinewood Derby. A Pinewood Derby is a racing event for unpowered, unmanned, handmade miniature cars. Traditionally just for kids, this is a Pinewood Derby for all ages – young and young at heart! Buy a kit, design and craft your car, and bring it to compete on our race track! We’ll have prizes for the fastest cars as well as People’s Choice awards for most the most creative design.

All proceeds will benefit NCAC Scouts in DC. Read More


“Need a theory”

“Dear PoPville,

How in the world did this happen to our alley neighbor overnight?!

The white BMW is always parked in what used to be a little protected parking space and the grey gate would swing open to allow access in and out. This morning it appears another car forcefully joined the BMW by completely smashing through the enclosure. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine was walking down Sherman Ave at Euclid and was told that they could not keep walking south due to an active gas leak. They aren’t even letting crew members or folks that live on that block in. Does anyone know what’s going on or when it will be resolved? I’m not sure where to look for that info. (Side note, my building is in this photo and my dog is inside with the windows open.. should I worry??)”

Side note: Nearby DC Water reports, “Emergency shut on 8″ water main due to struck service on the 1000 Block of Girard St NW between 11th St and Sherman Ave NW. ETA 6-8 hours”


“Dear PoPville,

I was involved in a hit and run Sunday September 29 at the crossroads of Georgia Ave and Harvard St’s NW. You can find the video (above.) I have suffered greatly as a result of this accident, breaking and separating my shoulder and sustaining 3 breaks in my pelvis, that said I’m lucky to even be here asking for help. The case is currently in the hands of the MPD hit and run desk but it seems they have no leads at this point, Read More


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