Man Shot in Hill East in Second Ward 6 Shooting Today

by Sean Meehan October 23, 2015 at 10:54 am 1,256 4 Comments

Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)(Updated at 1:15 p.m.) A man was shot near the Potomac Avenue Metro station around 10:30 this morning.

The shooting occurred at the intersection of 13th Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE, according to a police spokesperson. Police believe the suspects are in a blue or black vehicle and were headed toward downtown from the scene of the shooting.

The victim was hit in the leg and driven to the hospital in a private vehicle, according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Commander Jeff Brown. Police believe road rage may have been involved in the shooting, noting that a traffic altercation between the victim and the suspect may have taken place at the Sunoco gas station near the site of the shooting.

The shooting is the second in Ward 6 this morning. Another man was critically injured in a shooting around 9:05 a.m. in Southwest near Nationals Park.

Photo via Flickr/nullvalue

  • lane


  • just a thought

    Destroy the potomac gardens apartment complex. Spread poverty throughout the area, rather than concentrate it in a single location and these issues, at least in that immediate vicinity, will rapidly decline.

    • Bob

      Potomac Gardens has been a little bit of the 7th ring of hell for many years. I even remember when the “residents” bitterly complained when the city offered to put up a fence around the project to keep undesirables out…….while those of us on the owner side of Capitol Hill would have paid to put up the same fence around our neighborhood…….go figure. If you want a success story, read about Ellen Wilson and the good that happens when you tear down a housing project and replace it with low/moderate income co-op housing.

  • Karen

    In 100! agreement with “just a thought.” Mixed income housing serves everyone’s needs and interests, without creating pockets of poverty. I would also argue that we need jobs for the poor and unexperienced. We have plenty of unemployed, but perfectly capable young people, in the area. Just head over to the park at Potomac and I SE on a beautiful day. Recruit them. Offer incentives for employers to recruit locally and to recruit the inexperienced. Give young people something meaningful to do, and they will stop committing crimes.


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