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Weekend Crime: Shots Fired, Gun Flashed Near H Street NE Intersection in Separate Incidents

by Andrew Ramonas — September 28, 2015 at 11:35 am 3 Comments

800 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 12:15 p.m.) A shooter fired a gun and another person flashed a firearm in separate incidents near an H Street NE intersection over the weekend, according to authorities.

Police received a report of gunshots near H and 8th streets NE about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. About seven hours later, a man also flashed a gun by the same intersection.

In the first incident, the shooter was firing a gun at someone. Police didn’t report any injuries or property damage. But local blog Frozen Tropics reported that a person involved in the incident threw a brick, breaking a window of Crown Fried Chicken at 716 H St. NE. A witness also told the blog that it appeared someone was shot on the street, but fled the area.

Police made an arrest in the incident. But authorities didn’t immediately identify the suspect.

Then, about 11:30 p.m., a man flashed a gun at another man after exiting a Metro bus.

The victim was getting off the bus when he saw some people staring at him, according to authorities. Fearing that a robbery was about to take place, the victim ran and one of the people started to chase him.

The suspect eventually caught up to the victim, showed a gun and threatened to shoot. The victim fled.

Police arrested a man in connection with the incident. But authorities didn’t immediately identify the suspect.

According to authorities, the Capitol Hill area over the weekend also had other crime, including:

  • An armed robbery on the 1200 block of 4th Street SW about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. In this robbery, two teenage boys approached a woman from behind, grabbed her by the neck and flashed a gun. The boys then took her cellphone and fled.
  • An attempted theft in which a would-be thief tried to attack a man near the 700 block of 6th Street SW about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. In this incident, a young man and at least one other person tried to take a bicycle parked outside. The owner of the bicycle then chased the would-be thieves until the young man pulled out a hammer. The suspect then tried to hit the bicycle’s owner with the hammer before fleeing.

Photo via Google Maps

  • AR

    Am I the only one that thinks the corner of 8th and H Street is a cesspool of crime?

  • AR

    4:30PM on a Saturday, no, there probably weren’t 100 innocent people including children right there.. Nah…. But keep blaming “hipsters” for ruining H Street..

  • AR

    8th and H Street…That intersection needs to be demolished….

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