Earlier this morning Prince of Petworth relayed a reader report of a shooting in the 1200 block of H Street. This report was, thankfully, false. What did happen is that MPD apprehended a mugging suspect and recovered a gun. No shots were fired, and no one was injured. DCist covers the story. The earlier portions of this story appear below the official response from MPD (after the jump).
There were two robberies this morning in the First District:
The first took place at 8:55 A.M. in the 300 block of 13th Street, N.E.
In this case, there were a total of three black male suspects, two on foot wearing masks and a third operating a red Ford four door vehicle. The suspects made good their escape in the vehicle and were last seen traveling eastbound in the 1300 block of Constitution Avenue, N.E. The victim had personal property stolen and suffered minor injuries. No weapon was used in this offense.
The second took place 9:38 A.M. in the 1200 block of H Street, N.E.
In this case, members of D.C. Protective Services Police and the First District were able to successfully apprehend the suspect. The victim in this case was not injured and their personal property was recovered. The suspect displayed a gun during the robbery, which was also recovered at the scene. The officers and detectives on the scene did an outstanding job in apprehending this suspect.
At this time, it is unknown if these incidents are related.
Lieutenant Mark Saunders
First District Sub-Station (PSA 103)
500 E Street, S.E.
Prince of Petworth is reporting an UNCONFIRMED (reader source) shooting in front of 1238 H Street. According to the reader there were roughly a dozen police cars, crime scene, and clean-up on the scene just before 10:30am. No word on the status of the victim, and no other sources currently reporting any incident at this location.
Prince of Petworth has a photo of police tape and a couple of police cars outside of 1238 (Granville's) this morning.
I will update as more information becomes available.