Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Another "Incident"?

Wondering if there has been another shooting. I was on the 400 block of O around 4:45 p.m. when I see 4 young guys coming out of 2nd NW going toward Bundy School. Suddenly there are cop cars everywhere, and one of the cops puts two of the guys up against the car. Looks like there are more flashing lights at 5th and N. Anyone know anything more?


At 1/09/2007 2:34 PM, Anonymous glenn oltmanns said...

sounds like round up for questioning... routine police work.

At 1/09/2007 3:55 PM, Anonymous DistrictDirt said...

Yes there was an incident around 4:30. I was sitting in my house on the 500 block of M St, when I heard several gunshots. They were close enough that I hit the deck.

When I went outside, I talked to my neighbor a few doors down that said she saw a gang of kids outside the liquor store at NE corner of 5th and M, one of whom shot a gun in the air. Afterwards, they all scattered.

I'd say it took the cops 8 minutes to arrive. Not the best response time. The gang was of course long gone.

I later talked to my roommate who lives on the 3rd floor. She also says she saw the whole thing, and she gave a different account.

Apparently the shots came from a CAR driving north on 5th, and were directed toward a bunch of people standing in the Washington Aparatments parking lot, on the NW corner of 5th and M. Apparently everyone ducked behind parked cars in the lot, and the car drove off.

Two different accounts; I'm leaning towards believing my roommate more, as she has no reason to lie.

The girl down the street said she's complained to the police before about the gang violence in the area, and has always been told that "not enough people have complained yet, so they can't reallocate resources to the area".

My roommate called the cops afterwards, and was also given the runaround. I went a different route, and called the Washington Post. I spoke to a reporter and urged her to write story about the neighborhood to draw more attention to it. Drive by shootings on a street where the houses are valued at a half-million and up makes for good reading, and more importantly, it will draw attention to Shaw, and hopefully put more pressure on the police to take action.

At 1/09/2007 4:34 PM, Anonymous velda bells said...


At 1/09/2007 6:21 PM, Anonymous OffSeventh said...

Hey Veranda...I hate to break it to you but there are just as many incidents in 1330 as there are in the Wash Apartments. At the end of the day...residents in every single property are guilty of one thing...TOLERATING this tyoe of bullshit.

You all act like you have "seen nuthin'" when, in fact, usually many of the people not only know who is doing it they can easily help to take them and put them where they belong...in jail. Until the residents stand up and START SNITCHING they will be stuck dealing with incidents like this on a daily basis.

At 1/09/2007 6:22 PM, Anonymous OffSeventh said...

Excuse me...I misread your name...Velda. Sorry about that

At 1/09/2007 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, my roommate was standing outside of Wash Apts when this occured. No car was involved. A group of youths shot at a man entering the property, who returned fire. She was standing maybe 5 feet from it.

At 1/10/2007 6:19 AM, Anonymous gay hamburger said...

Last week the cops were there negotiating a swap in a child custody matter.

At 1/11/2007 6:31 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

Heads up: Over here on Warner Street about 11:30 last night 2 guys -- 1 with a gun -- ran into our neighbor's house when he was home, forced him into the kitchen, ransacked his house for valuables, and ran out a few minutes later. No one was hurt, but everyone's pretty shaken up. According to the detective and reporter who've been here since then, this is the third such "home invasion" in the area in the last few days. Always the same basic pattern: A house with an unlocked front door, a couple of guys with a gun rush in, tear things up looking for valuables to steal, and are out again 5 minutes later. Be safe.



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