Early Saturday Morning Shooting on 1200 Block of U Street NW

by Borderstan.com July 28, 2012 at 8:59 am 2,487 1 Comment

"Gun Robbery on U Street corridor"

Crime news from the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

A U Street shooting left two women with non-life threatening injuries early this morning, Saturday, July 28. Two women were shot on the 1200 block of U Street around 1 am. According to DC Police Third District Captain Aubrey Mongal, “Two adult females were shot by an unknown shooter or shooters, both with non-life threatening injuries.”

If you have information about the shooting, please call 911 with Event #I20120376392.

Details from the Police Alert: “SHOOTING 0103 HOURS 1200 BLK U STREET NW NO LOOKOUT GIVEN AT THIS TIME DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20120376392. Sent on: 07/28 01:23″

A tweet from the DC Police on Twitter (@DCPoliceDept) around the same time said, “3D Shooting //1200 blk U Street NW // (2) A/F shot //1 in the face 1 in the neck //both conscious & breathing //6559”

The incident follows a shooting on the 1100 block of U Street NW last Saturday morning , July 21,around 2:45 a.m. The DC Police details from that shooting noted that “there were apparently 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.” On July 23, The Washington Post published more details on the shooting with information on the arrests.

In addition, there was a a gun robbery three weekends ago at 11th and U Streets NW at 1:44 am on Sunday, July 8.

Number of Gun Crimes in Area

According to the MPD crime database, there have been four gun crimes within a 500-foot radius of 12th and U Streets since the beginning of  the year (two robberies and two assaults with a gun through July 26). Over the past 12 months, there have been six gun crimes (robberies and assaults involving a gun) in the same defined area. The overall number of violent crimes for the past 12 months (27) in the area  is the same as the previous 12-month period.

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