Three men were shot around 12:30 am this morning, Monday, December 3, on the 1200 block of U Street NW, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. A reader in the area reported hearing about six gunshots. All men were conscious and breathing; no additional details are available at this time. Initial details from the Police Alert were sketchy, but the Department’s Twitter feed (@DCPolice Dept) provided more information.
- DC Police Twitter: “3D Shooting-1200 blk U St NW/ 3 Adult males/ 1-shot in back, 1-leg, 1-shoulder, all conscious & breathing/LOF: wht bubble Ford or Chevy/2495”
- DC Police Twitter: “3D Traffic- Street closure 1200-1300 blk U St NW / police investigation/ avoid area // 2495.”
- DC Police Twitter: “3D Traffic-1200-1300 blk U St NW is open. Thank you// 2495″
From the Police Alert: “Police Alert-3D Shooting. Shooting 0030 hrs 1200 U St NW LOF: White bubble Ford or Chevy Capri L/S south 11th St NW DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120606666. Sent on: 12/03 01:13.”
The incident follows two other violent crimes on the U Street corridor over the weekend: See Early Sunday Robbery with Force and Violence, 1019 U Street NW and Update: Armed Carjacking on U Street NW Early Saturday Morning.
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