Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Public meeting this Saturday to discuss violent crimes in Petworth

Following yet another shooting this afternoon, this time in the 4000 block of 4 St. NW, CM Bowser has called a meeting for police and community members:

Oct. 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

St. Gabriel’s Church, School Hall
510 Webster Street, NW

Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police; Kimberly Missouri, Commander, Fourth District; Robert Hildum, Interim Director, Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services; and Karen Feinstein, Executive Director, Georgia Avenue/Rock Creek East Family Support Collaborative will join me for an in-depth review of recent criminal activity and actions initiated to thwart crime in Petworth. I am also asking MPD to be prepared to discuss block captain training and sign-up for the neighborhood watch program.

Info about this afternoon's shooting, from MPD:

At approximately 430 PM we got a call for sounds of gunshots in 4000 blk of 4th Street NW, when we arrived on the scene there was evidence that a shooting had occurred, there were several shell casings found in the area.  However, no one was reported struck or injured.  The suspect(s) were last seen leaving the scene in a red box style Jeep.  It is not clear how many suspects participated.  We are asking anyone with information to please call 1888 919 CRIME or 202 727-9099

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