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

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