Posts Tagged ‘shootings’

Police Seek Vehicle in U Street Shooting

Some updates on the U Street drive-by shooting, after talking to Metropolitan Police Department officials:
In addition to a corpse, cops found a man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder inside the upended SUV near 11th and U streets NW. He was taken to the hospital with "non-life-threatening" injuries. So far, authorities know of only one [...]

The Blotter: Bullets, Bus Crashes and a Ben Stiller Doppelganger

A Good Time to Duck: Dig out that Spring flak jacket. There were were multiple shootings in the area this weekend.
Bus Driver Freed From Wreckage: In West Potomac Park, a charter bus cruising on Ohio Drive SW slammed head-on into another bus, which was parked, on April 30, at about 11 a.m. Both buses [...]

Two Dead, Three Injured In Clay Terrace Shooting

WaPo confirms two have died in the Clay Terrace shooting this afternoon.
5:51 p.m.: D.C. Police Department spokesperson Traci Hughes is not able to confirm that two teenagers have died. She says one has died from their injuries, the other is in critical condition.
5:39 p.m.: WJLA says two are dead. Lanier says that there were plenty [...]

Arrest Made in Petworth Shooting

The Washington Post has a tiny brief on the back page of today's Metro section reporting that the Metropolitan Police Department has made an arrest in Monday night's fatal shooting on Quebec Place N.W. and another in Colombia Heights last month. 
Police charged Troy Renard Thomas, 18, of the 3000 block of Third Street N.W. , with first-degree [...]

Update: One Victim Identified in the Petworth Shooting

Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch has identified Ryan Randy Trotman as one of the victims of Monday night’s shooting on Quebec Place N.W. 
Trotman, 28, of the 7400 block of 7th Street, N.W., later died of his injuries. The name of the other victim, a woman who was shot in the leg, is being withheld because she [...]

The Wackiest D.C. Police Shooting Ever

WJLA has reported out this bizarre D.C. Police-involved shooting which took place on May 4 along the 1400 block of Shepherd Street NW. LaShawn English says at around 6 p.m. that day, the family dog escaped their house. Her 12-year-old son chased after the dog down an alley. He was carrying a toy pellet gun.
Bad [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Safe Streets Edition

Bloomingdale (for now) reports on the rumors that the Rhode Island Avenue NE Safeway is getting skipped over for renovations in favor of Northwest stores.
Frozen Tropics believes that H Street/Trinidad just might be safer than Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan:
"I feel safer living here than in Columbia Heights. Maybe it's just me, but I feel [...]

Weekend In Review

This weekend was all about crimes and Councilmember Jim Graham talking about crimes. There were shootings in Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, and Adams Morgan (that one involved D.C. Police), and a fatal shooting on 4th Street SE. Graham reported out the Mount Pleasant shooting for the listserv and bloggers everywhere. He's a better police spokesperson [...]

Shooting In Mount Pleasant

Prince of Petworth–or at least a PoP reader–is reporting that there was a shooting in Mount Pleasant tonight (a little more than an hour ago). Apparently a teenager was shot in the leg on Monroe between 18th and 19th.
This follows Saturday morning's mayhem in Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan. The D.C. Police Department issued a [...]

Weekend Police Roundup: Bikes, General Logan, Shootings

Did the police get all handsy with you this weekend? During the past three days, the D.C. Police launched another one of its All-Hands-On-Deck efforts in which all available officers were required to work a patrol beat. I saw the police respond in force to several little scenes—but the buzz going around centered on police [...]

Three Murders In Three Days

Murders became routine this weekend. One on Friday. One on Saturday. And one on Sunday. At least that's what D.C. Police are reporting. (They can be a little slow sending out releases).
Here's a rundown of the terrible news.

Watch: CP Staffers Meet A Pit Bull

At the Yum's on Kennedy, we set up shop last night to film patrons on the recent Petworth shootings. Things were going just fine. It was after 11 p.m.
Then a lady came running towards us. She had a warning for us.
Something about a dog on the loose.
She ran into the Yum's. We saw the dog—a [...]

Watch: Petworth Residents React To Shootings

Last night, we interviewed a number of Petworth residents about this past weekend's series of shootings. We've been covering it a lot. So we thought we should take the video camera out and talk to real people. We hit 8th and Crittenden and interviewed two residents who provided some interesting details surrounding the shootings:
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