Shooting near Bladensburg RD Denny's NE. Ambulance and several DC Police on site of BP. @FrozenTropics @DCist pic.twitter.com/Fll4oftrCHA reader tweeted this photo of the scene following a shooting near the BP Station at 1201 Bladensburg Road. Here's the MPD alert:
— David S (@dcchomp) December 19, 2013
vice 4 CONFIRMED A shooting/2120hrs/1200 Block Bladensburg Rd, NE/ no lookout DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20130649672
Sent on: 12/18 21:40
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Early reports placed this shooting on Bladensburg Road, but it appears that it actually happened in the 1500 block of Queen Street. It seems at least one of the victims ended up at the BP Station at 1201 Bladensburg Road.
Shooting at BP on Bladensburg Rd NE. One person taken in an ambulance. #CarverLangstonDC #TrinidadDC pic.twitter.com/NIYNaHsRiW
— Alyson Ann Cina (@AACina) December 19, 2013
Statement from MPD:
The Metropolitan Police Department's Fifth Police District requests your assistance in providing information concerning a shooting that occurred last evening, Wednesday, December 18,2013, at approximately 9:32 PM in the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE, in our Trinidad Community.
While on 16th Street, NE, a group of three men were congregating when gunshots rang out from the North Alley of the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE and two of those three adult males realized that they had been shot. Calls were placed into 9-1-1 and Fifth Police District Units responded to assist and begin the preliminary investigation into this criminal act.
Both victims were transported to local area hospitals for treatment of their wounds.
We have worked extremely hard this year in reducing crime and the fear of crime in Trinidad. You have stepped up and supported us every step of the way and our collective efforts have made a positive difference. But, as last night reminded us of, we still have work to do. We will not let the reckless and dangerous acts of a very few endanger this community as a whole.
Based upon this event, we are committed to increasing our visibility and bringing forth stability and pro active strategies to reduce, with a goal of eliminating, the criminal element within our community.
We ask that you help us to help you. Continue to be our eyes and ears on this criminal matter and any other matters that erode the safety and security we have built together. If you see something, say something. Call 9-1-1 with anything and everything you feel we need to know, need to intervene on, no matter how small or inconsequential it may seem.
We feel strongly that with your assistance we can close this shooting. Be an active listener, ask questions and seek out information that can bring these criminals to justice.