Adams Morgan Shooting Victim Dies: Retaliation to Follow?
The victim in Wednesday night's shooting in Adams Morgan died of his wounds, The Washington Post is reporting. Mozart Place NW, in the vicinity of Euclid Street, was swarmed with Metropolitan Police Department officers following the shooting. MPD has been investigating the incident as a homicide.
According to an e-mail sent to an Adams Morgan online message board, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham said police believe that the victim was "affiliated with the 1-7 gang/crew." Graham warned that this shooting could spark a reprisal:
In consideration of possible retaliation, police patrols have been bolstered in the area and on the 1400 block of Girard.
DCist's/We Love DC's Dave Stroup reported last night that one of Graham's challengers in the September Democratic primary, Bryan Weaver, was on the scene and "and expressed worry that this might have something to do with recent murder arrests."