Pentacle Group Apartments (Photo via Google Maps)Police are investigating two separate shootings that injured a man and a woman in the Capitol Hill area over the weekend.

The shootings happened near the H Street corridor and in Hill East Saturday, according to authorities.

A bullet grazed a woman’s head on the 700 block of 16th Street NE about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. The area is about a block from the Starburst Plaza intersection, where H Street NE, Benning Road NE and other roadways meet.

The victim was in a parking area behind the Pentacle Group Apartments when she was shot, according to authorities. She was hospitalized for her injury.

Police are looking for a man with dreadlocks in connection with the shooting. He was last seen riding a bicycle.

Later that day, a man also was shot at the Potomac Gardens public housing complex in Hill East, according to authorities.

Police responded to a report of gunfire about 11:45 p.m. Saturday and found a man on the 1200 block of I Street SE with multiple gunshot wounds. He was hospitalized for his injuries.

Authorities didn’t release any suspect information in connection with the shooting.

Photo via Google Maps


Morning Rundown

Capitol Hill

Suspect in Fatal Stabbing Aboard Metro Train Due in Court Today — A man charged with stabbing a recent American University student to death on a train at the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station is set to make a court appearance today. A D.C. Superior Court judge is expected to decide whether the suspect, 18-year-old Jasper Spires, should remain in jail until trial. [Washington Post]

Synthetic Drug Crackdown Underway at Starburst Plaza — The recent crackdown on synthetic drug use is being accelerated by the District Department of Transportation and community group H Street Main Street. Their attempt is to reverse the Starburst Plaza intersection’s reputation for synthetic drug use. [Washington City Paper]

‘Lady Bird’ Sees Light Once Again in Navy Yard — A boring machine’s nearly two-year voyage under the District’s streets came to an end yesterday in Navy Yard. The 1,323-ton tunnel boring machine, known as “Lady Bird,” completed a 4 1/2 mile tunnel underground, as part of a project to prevent raw sewage from flowing into the Anacostia River. [Washington Post]

D.C. Roads Not That Bad, Study Finds —  Only 32 percent of roads in the District are considered “poor,” a new study by Trip has revealed. Research also discovered that road conditions in D.C. cost drivers $621 on average a year. [WJLA]


Morning Rundown

H Street streetcar

(Updated at 12:40 p.m.)

H Street Streetcar Update — Streetcars on H Street NE are “months away” from carrying passengers, District Department of Transportation director Leif Dormsjo said yesterday. [WAMU]

Former Capitol Hill-Area Teacher’s Sex Abuse Charge Dropped — A former substitute teacher at Options Public Charter School is no longer facing a first-degree sexual-abuse charge in connection with an incident at the E Street NE school. Symone Greene, 22, was arrested in October and charged with having oral sex with a student. Prosecutors have since dropped the charge. [Washington Post]

Start Over on Hill East Redevelopment Plans — The D.C. Department of General Services has thrown out proposals to transform the former Eastern Branch Boys and Girls Club building and will restart the planning process, after redevelopment plans faced opposition from Hill East residents. [Capitol Hill Corner/Charles Allen]

A Look at Starburst Plaza’s ‘Twilight Farmers Market’ — Frozen Tropics has photos of the inaugural “Twilight Farmers Market,” which is slated to run every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. until mid-September at the Starburst Plaza. [Frozen Tropics]


H Street NE signCapitol Hill-area residents soon will have the opportunity to do some alfresco grocery shopping with a beer in hand on the H Street corridor.

The inaugural “Twilight Farmers Market” at the Starburst Plaza is scheduled to run tomorrow from 3 to 7 p.m, according to H Street Main Street, which is organizing the event. The plaza is located at the intersection of H Street, Maryland Avenue, Bladensburg Road and Benning Road NE.

The market will have 10 to 20 vendors selling seasonal produce, meat and other food. Beer and wine also will be sold.

After its first run this week, the market will return every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. until mid-September.

“Nighttime farmers markets are blurring the lines between grocery shopping and entertainment–a fun night out that speaks to urban citizens of every age,” H Street Main Street said in a Facebook post. “And with summer temperatures soaring across the country, these markets are catching on at just the right time.”


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