More photos from the crime scene are available on the Borderstan Facebook page.
An otherwise perfect spring afternoon was marred by a shooting in broad daylight at the intersection of 14th and V Streets NW on Thursday afternoon around 3 pm.
According to police reports, two victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses say one person was shot in the foot, the other in the leg. The suspect escaped by car described as a blue Honda or Toyota.
The Police Alert by email at 3:08 pm on Thursday: Shooting at 14th and V St. NW. LOF a B/M, 5’6″, 130lbs, wearing a tan jacket, blue jean in a dark blue Honda or Camry. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20110193469
While details on the shooting still coming in there is speculation that the shooting was gang related. According to various media reports the two victims were shot near 14th and V and then made their way to 14th and U where they sought help.
MPD told Borderstan that they would be releasing a statement on today’s incident. Anyone with details on the crime is asked to call 911 and give event number I20110193469 to MPD. The crime occurred in Police Service Area 305, which is part of the Third District.
According to WUSA Channel 9, the victims have been identified as “19-year-old Marquette Hunter and 20-year-old Devon Narce.”
For many this shooting brings back memories of the September 2010 daytime shooting at 11th and U during a funeral procession. In that incident, 21-year-old Jamal Coates was killed and another person was injured.