Monday, September 25, 2006

Shooting last week

It's been a week and I am now getting to it. Part due to laziness, people I have warned you about my laziness, part due to other things that have occupied my thoughts (radiators, pipes, leaks, foreign students without visas), and part being just annoyance with the whole thing.

Last week, Monday, at 2pm-ish, in the alley between the 1600 blk of New Jersey Ave and 4th St NW there was a shooting. There were several witnesses and they said that a vehicle drove into the alley from 4th St, tried to turn and go towards Q St but couldn't because a truck was blocking the alley (renovation work on a house) and then there was shooting. Supposedly one bullet went into the direction of the day care center on the corner of R and New Jersey. The escape was made through the empty lot on New Jersey Ave. As there were several witnesses, 911 was called by several people...... no one showed up.
Query: If there is shooting and no person gets shot should one bother to call the cops?
My best guess right now, which might not be correct, is that this is some stupid turf battle with the 5th and O group. Two steps forward, one step back. Some have noted an uptick in graffiti and shooting in other parts of this end of Shaw ranging from the area around Kelsey Gardens to my area.


At 9/26/2006 10:49 AM, Anonymous Katherine said...

My vote would be that the cops should be called, regardless. I would at least hold on to hope that the police note the calls for statistical purposes, to justify sending more officers to a particular location more often.

At 9/26/2006 5:48 PM, Blogger dc gal said...

It's very disturbing that a 911 call for a shooting didn't get a response.


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