7 pm Update: Police confirm that one arrest has been made in the shooting.
Details from DC Police are incomplete at this point, but a man was shot in the vicinity of 17th and Corcoran Streets NW around 3:15 pm today, July 14.
The shooting victim’s injuries were not life threatening, according to Peter Newsham, MPD Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. The victim, an adult black male, was taken away by ambulance.
Newsham said they were still trying to piece together details of the shooting based on interviews with numerous witnesses who were on the 1600 block of 17th Street NW at the time. Newsham said he believed there would be at least one arrest in the shooting.
One witness on the scene said he was leaving Safeway when he saw a man leaving the truck delivery bay of Safeway. The witness said the man had blood on his leg and also appeared to be carrying a gun.
The DC Police Alert from 4 pm reads: “UNIT 3012 CONFIRMED A Shooting Investigation: 1700 block of Corcoran St NW LOF B/M, 18 YOA, 5’9, white tshirt, black knit skull cap, blue jeans w/green underwear. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120351691.”
Today’s shooting follows the discovery of a dead man in the alley between P and Corcoran Streets NW, just west of 17th Street NW around 9:45 am this morning; the cause of death has not yet been determined.