Washington, DC


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of 5th Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with critical injuries to the lower body.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures as we investigate.

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

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Thanks to Frank for sending from Columbia Heights:

“not sure if anyone has noticed but up here in Columbia Heights the police have moved to in front of the middle school rather than congregating inside the precinct.”

Related: A few other folks have asked, “Over the last three days, I have seen individual cop cars with their lights flashing posted at different intersections between Shaw and Logan Circle. I know this happens sometimes but when I take my dog back out three hours later I see the same cop cars with their lights flashing at separate intersections. Any idea what’s up with that?”

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5th and P Street, NW

VJ first reported at 9pm: “just heard about 10 rounds of gun fire in Shaw?”

Many others confirmed hearing the shots and Will captured the scene above noting a man was placed into custody. Since I didn’t see any official MPD reports apparently, fortunately, nobody was hit by the gunfire.

Earlier around 8:10pm MPD reported: “Alert: MPD is on the scene of a confirmed Shooting in the 3900 Block of Clay Pl NE. No Lookout Information.”

In Petworth just near Sherman Circle, MPD reports:

“On March 19, 2020, at approximately 1:25am in the 4700 block of 5th St NW, a male shot and grazed another male in the face during a dispute. The victim was transported to a local hospital and listed in stable condition. The suspect was placed under arrest for ADW Gun. The firearm was recovered, and there is no threat to the community.

This case is a great example of expedient police service and superb police work on the part of Fourth District members.”

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M. writes above: “Coronavirus can kill thousands but it can’t kill a party.”

Another shot of the crowd above from J.


via All Souls

From All Souls (725 T Street, NW): “This was not an easy decision to make but All Souls will be erring on the side of caution and will be closed for the immediate future. We will evaluate this decision next week as the situation evolves.”

From All Souls’ website:

“Dear Friends & Neighbors,

This was not an easy decision to make but All Souls will be erring on the side of caution and will be closed for the immediate future. We will evaluate this decision next week as the situation evolves.

We struggled between not wanting to over-react or under-react but the decision was finally easier to make when we remembered we’re a bar. The very thing we do is bring people together and right now that seems like a bad idea, especially with booze involved. Read More

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Thanks to Allison for passing on from the Shaw Dog Park Committee:

“Thank you to everyone who helped share your voice and concerns with DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)! The agency informed us yesterday (March 6) that they will have a temporary dog park set up at the corner of Rhode Island and Q, NW (south of the skateboard park). That park will be ready for use starting April 1. We are told this park will have appropriate fencing and a double gate. They are still anticipating a Fall 2021 re-opening of the Shaw Dog Park at 11th and R NW. Read More

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1337 11th Street, NW at O Street

Thanks to Kari for sending: “I live down the street from Nina May and have seen my fair share of restaurants open and close (I am looking at you “The Bird ” and “Frenchy’s Naturel“) any way, looks like Nina May is now open for coffee, breakfast and lunch and I really want them to succeed. It is a tough corner with not too much foot traffic.”

From a press release:

“After a successful launch in the Fall, Shaw’s New American restaurant Nina May has introduced a daytime café within the restaurant. Open Monday – Friday, from 7 am – 2 pm, the café’s menu reflects the team’s continued dedication to locally sourced and sustainable food ingredients. Read More

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