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Assailant Taps Man on Shoulder Before Shooting Him in Park View

by Tim Regan August 25, 2016 at 9:05 pm 2 Comments

Police van(Updated at 10:02 a.m. Friday) Someone armed with a gun got a man’s attention before opening fire on him in Park View last night.

The shooting happened in front of a home on the 600 block of Kenyon St. NW just after 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening.

Police said a man was standing with a group of people in front of the house when someone came up from behind and tapped him on the shoulder.

“What’s up,” the person said, before pulling out a gun and shooting the man in the shoulder, according to a police report.

The person with the gun continued to fire as the man ran away, police said. One of the bullets intended for the man shattered a window at a nearby home and became embedded in a wall.

The victim of the shooting sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the attack and was later released from the hospital, police said.

Authorities released the following alert about a half hour after the crime occurred:

MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting at 600 block of Lamont St, NW LOF: B/M, 5’11 to 6’00” dreadlocks in a pony tail, black T-shirt, khaki short pants and a black bag pack

  • DrT

    The article says it’s Kenyon, the police says its Lamont. Which is correct?

    • Borderstan

      The police report we obtained the morning after the shooting occurred lists the location as the 600 block of Kenyon Street NW.

      Sometimes, police reports and preliminary police alerts or tweets conflict. We base our stories on police reports when they’re available.


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