Update: DC Police have released more information on the Third District listserv about the Saturday, July 21, shooting on the 1100 block of U Street NW:
“At approximately 2:45 this morning [Saturday, July 21] in the area of 11th and U Street NW, there apparently were two groups of males arguing. Moments later, gunshots were heard and two adult females were found suffering from single gunshot wounds to the leg. Officers were able to respond and recover one handgun from the area and place three males under arrest in connection to the weapon. If anyone has information related to the argument, shooting or the weapon or weapons used, we encourage you to call (202) 727-9099 or email me directly at aubrey.mongal[AT]dc.gov. – Captain Aubrey P. Mongal”
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Details are few, but according to a DC Police Alert, there was a shooting on the 1100 block of U Street NW at 2:42 am Saturday morning, July 21. A tweet from the DC Police Department around 3:30 am says that an adult female was shoot in the leg and that an adult male was grazed in the leg.
Details from the Police Alert: “SHOOTING_0242 HRS_1100 BLK U ST NW_NO LOOKOUT! DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #i20120363699,”
This morning’s shooting follows a gun robbery two weekends ago at 11th and U Streets NW at 1:44 am on Sunday, July 8. According to the MPD crime database, there have been two gun crimes within a 500-feet radius of 11th and U Streets since the beginning of the year (through July 19). Over the past 12 months, there have been four gun crimes (robberies and assaults involving a gun) in the same area.
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