From CM Bowser:
I've been briefed by Chief Lanier and Commander Missouri about the most troubling shootings we've experienced in 4D this week.
Chief Lanier has made additional police resources available to assist 4D in providing increased visibility and investigating these crimes and preventing others. It does not appear at this point that the crimes are related. MPD will continue to post look out information and developments related to the investigations.
Rundown of the incidents, from the MPD-4D listserv:
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:20 AM
Units received a call for the sound of gunshots in the 500 blk of Shepherd St NW. Nothing was found. A short time later, 3 shooting victims arrived at an area hospital reporting being shot in the 700 blk of Shepherd. Units are currently on the scene on Shepherd investigating. Lookout is for a dark colored SUV. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-919-CRIME.
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:40 AM
On today’s date at approximately 4:45 am, Fourth District units received a report of shots being fired in the area of 9th and Decatur Streets, NW. A few hours later, the Fourth District received a call from an area hospital for a shooting victim. After being interviewed, it has been determined that the victim, an adult female, was shot while in the area of 9th and Decatur Streets, NW. The victim transported herself to the hospital and is currently being treated for a non life-threatening injury.
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:22 AM
Shortly after 2 am on September 19, (sic) 2010, MPD Fourth District units responded for the report of sounds of gunshots in the 100 block of Kennedy Street, NW. Upon their arrival on scene they discovered an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the body. The male victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Shortly thereafter, a second adult male victim arrived at a local hospital, also suffering from gunshot wounds. He reported that he was also in the 100 block of Kennedy Street when he was shot. The second victim’s injuries were also non-life threatening. Fourth District detectives are on the scene investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-919-CRIM[E] or 202-727-9099.
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 12:53 AM
> MPD Fourth District units are currently investigating a shooting which just occurred in the 600 block of Longfellow Street, NW. An adult male was found suffering from what appears to be a gunshot wound to the body. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-919-CRIM[E] or 202-727-9099.