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Blotter: Weekend Shooting, Gunfire on Hill

Early in the morning Friday, Jan. 27 a DC Housing Authority (DCHA) officer working at Potomac Gardens Apartments (1206 I St. SE) heard sounds of gunshots. Heading in the direction of the sound at about 1 a.m., he found two victims suffering from wounds.

DC Fire EMS personnel provided emergency treatment on the scene and transported to a local hospital. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) are investigating the case.

Multiple Gunshots Reported

Police investigated reports of multiple gunshots at least twice this weekend in two different locations on the Hill.

On Saturday, Jan. 27 around 2:30 p.m. MPD officers responded to calls for of up to 20 gunshots in the area of 16th Street and Independence Avenue SE.  Three vehciles in the area were damaged due to gunfire, and shell casings were found in the area. Police said two subjects fled before police arrived on the scene. A lookout was issued and the area canvassed, but officers were not successful in locating any suspects. A bullet fragment was later located by a citizen on the right passenger floor area of her vehicle and turned into First District officers.

On Sunday, Jan. 28 around 9:30 p.m. police went to the corner of Kentucky Avenue and and Independence Avenue SE after the ShotSpotter detected three sounds of gunshots in the area. Officers canvassed the area and found three cartridges on the scene. No victims were located.

If you have any information about these incidents, police say you should take no action but call them at (202) 727-9099. You can text anonymous tips, photos or video to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411.

MPD currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

The Hill Rag covers violent crime in the Hill and vicinity. Information is drawn from MPD press representatives and witness statements. 

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