“Shooting at 2335 hrs in the 1400 block of R Street, NW. Lookout for a B/M, 5’10, heavyset, wearing a black shirt.
The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1400 block of R Street NW. An adult female has been transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
A reader reports:
“There was a block party that went on all day on R St. The street had been closed to allow for this.
Around 11:50 PM, we hear approx 10 rounds of gun shots fired. It was very loud. We looked over the balcony of our roof top and saw the Red Light Bar immediately clear out (corner of 14th and R St). There must have been 40 people on their outside patio — it was packed as it was a nice night. Everyone went running for cover.
Within 1 minute, another round of gun shots went off — even before I could call 911. This time with approx 6 shots being fired.
Within approx 5-7 minutes, about 20 cop cars and 2 ambulances arrived on R St.
One person was put on a stretcher and sent away in the ambulance. I do not know if he was alive or dead.
The entire area was taped off.
In approx 15 more minutes the DC Police copter was in the air search the grounds all over this neighborhood.
There is even DC police canine here combing the area.
DC Police still have R St blocked off 1 hr later. I suspect they will be here most of the evening.
I do not know why DC police allow this block party on R St to go on every year in August. Every year it results in the same mayhem.”