Two people were shot at 11th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW Tuesday evening. The message on the MPD Third District listserv says, “This evening, Third District police responded to 11 & RI Ave, NW, for a report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they discovered 2 victims suffering from non life-threatening gunshot wounds. They were taken to area hospital for medical treatment. Anyone who may have witnessed or has information concerning the incident is asked to call MPD at (202) 727-9099.”
A witness told Borderstan that the shooting took place at the Shaw Skate Park. The skate park is at the northeast corner of 11th and Rhode Island, next to basketball courts and just south of a recreational field and the Shaw Dog Park. The skate park reopened in March after extensive renovations and upgrades by the city.