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From MPD:

“On Friday May 29, 2020, at approximately 2130 hours, Fourth District units responded to the 3700 block of Georgia AVE NW, in reference to a call for Sounds of Gunshots. While canvassing the area, they located 1 adult victim, with injuries to the head. The victim was conscious and breathing, suffering from non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The only lookout we have at this time, is for several juvenile males.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099 or send a text to 50411.”

One reader reported: “Woman in car was shot through windscreen in face (by crossfire?) and drove around the corner to that park to call for help (my friend called 911 for them). Miraculously conscious. She witnessed multiple shooters” Read More


Update on Monday morning’s shooting near the Petworth metro from MPD:

“The Fourth District officers responded to a sounds of gun shot call in the 800 block of Randolph Street, NW (11:21am). A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect pulled a handgun out and threatened the complainant. The complainant, who has a Firearms Registration Certificate and Concealed Carry Permit, drew his weapon and fired two shots striking the suspect twice, Read More


Sherman Circle

From MPD:

“The Fourth District is investigating an unlawful discharge of a weapon that occurred on May 25, 2020, at approximately 11:07 PM in the 4700 block of 8th Street NW. No reported injuries however a vehicle was struck.

Anyone with information or video footage is asked to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or Text 50411.” Read More


Readers report: “Massive police response at Randolph and Georgia Ave after what sounded like 2 shots.”

“gunshots heard at Georgia and Randolph NW. Polive already on the scene”

“One guy was hit :-/ Ran down the alley and was able to get help pretty quickly.”

Updates as more is known.


Thanks to Terra for sending from “an alley near the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro station. Even the cat is surprised!”

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Georgia and New Hampshire Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I want to know the reasoning for putting jersey barriers on Georgia thus blocking accessible parking for the CVS. I don’t want to have to cross Georgia Avenue and I would not want to see other seniors taking their lives in their hands having to park across the street from CVS. There has not been a line down the street, the same so-called argument used by DDOT to block parking at the Safeway on Georgia and Randolph. There was no hearing that I am aware of and no public comment period. Now I hear they want to close streets to allow restaurants to shut down public space for social distancing. It seems as if when it comes to the average citizen, with DDOT you have no rights.”


via google maps

From MPD:

“On May 19, 2020, at approximately 12:15 am, Fourth District Units and United States Park Police Units, responded to Sherman Circle for a sound of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located 1 adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was conscious and breathing, and was transported to an area hospital. The incident is currently under investigation by the United States Park Police.”


Rendering for 1125 Spring Road, NW, previously the historic Hebrew Home courtesy DC Department of Housing & Community Development

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), announced the closing of financing on Spring Flats in Ward 4, a long-awaited 185-unit affordable housing community. This project represents the strong partnership between District Government agencies to successfully leverage a toolkit of land-use and financing policies to deliver critical affordable housing in the District. Read More


a helicopter

Update: Thanks to those who passed on from MPD:

Woke up to a lot of queries about a huge police response on Georgia Ave starting just after 2am:

“did anyone just hear/see the 2 helicopters and dozens of police cars that just sped down Georgia Ave?”

“Saw about 20 cop cars heading from Silver Spring towards DC. Looks like a helicopter was in tow. Anybody know why?” Read More


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