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Update from DC Water: “Our guess was it might be a combined sewer outfall. The experts say it is not.
It’s a separate storm sewer that discharges to an open channel that flows to the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River.”

“Dear PoPville,

was running up Gallatin near 14th St NE near Fort Circle Parks. Saw this neat looking water or garbage management contraption at a creek outlet that flows into the Anacostia River. Do you know the name of this secret buried creek in the Queens Chapel Neighborhood?” Read More

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Not a Good Night


“4th and Ingraham after huge amount of gunshots.”

Readers report:

“Sounded like two separate incidents of gunfire at Petworth/Brightwood, with return fire in each case. One was at 4th and Ingraham. Hope everyone is ok.”

“What sounded like 15-20 shots fired shortly after 1:00 am in Brightwood Park. Police investigating, and have blocked off Ingraham west of Kansas towards 4th st NW”

“Lots of shots fired at 7th and Kennedy. Scarier to sit in your house with gunfire every weekend than talking to someone who isn’t wearing a mask”


“Another shooting on 7th and Kennedy.”

From MPD:

“On Friday November 13, 2020 at approximately 11:27 PM , Fourth District officers responded to sounds of Gunshots in the 600 block of Kennedy Street NW. One adult victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his buttock. This case is being investigated by the Fourth District Detective’s Office. Anyone with information related to this is urged to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or to text anonymously to 50411″

From MPD:

“On Saturday November 14, 2020 at approximately 1:05 AM , Fourth District officers responded to sounds of Gunshots in the 5300 block of 4th Street NW. One adult victim was shot at however did not suffer any injuries. This case is being investigated by the Fourth District Detective’s Office. Anyone with information related to this is urged to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or to text anonymously to 50411″

From MPD around 2am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the area of 6th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW. Read More


via google maps

Around 9:15pm last night a reader reported:

“Just heard 8 gunshots in the North Michigan Park neighborhood in NE. (Close to the fort totten metro)”

From MPD:

“Tonight at approximately 9:00 pm, the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 5000 block of 6th Place, Northeast, for the sounds of gunshot and a report of property damage in the 600 block of Nicholson Street, Northeast. Once at both locations, crime scenes were discovered. At this time there are no reported injuries.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099.”

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From MPD:

“On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at about 7:00pm, members of the Fourth District Crime Suppression Team executed a search warrant in the 800 bock of Oglethorpe ST NE. Recovered from the location was an AM-15 rifle (very similar to the AR-15), loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. Several other rounds of rifle and pistol ammunition was recovered as well.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the 1994 homicide which occurred at the intersection of Ogelthorpe Street and Riggs Road, NE

On Saturday, October 15, 1994, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for the report of sounds of gunshots near the intersection of Ogelthorpe Street and Riggs Road, NE. Upon their arrival, the officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as Kevin Spencer Proctor, who was 29 years-old at the time, of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, homicide detectives and members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 41 year-old Frank Joseph Williams IV of Silver Spring, Maryland, and charged him with First Degree Murder in connection with the shooting death of Kevin Proctor.”

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