This Google Map shows the path between the block where the victim was shot & the fire station
A man was shot in the leg last night about 10:30pm in the 1100 block of Staples Street. He made it to the firehouse located at 1342 Florida Avenue where he obtained help. This is in the Trinidad neighborhood.
Here's the original DC Alert that went out last night:
Shooting at 2256 hrs in the 1300 block of Florida Ave NE. No lookout.
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # 20150471035
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-507) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad # 8964
Here's a later email from an MPD representative describing the shooting:
Fifth District members are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 17, 2015, at approximately 10:30 pm. in the 1100 block of Staples St. N.E. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’11, medium length dreadlocks, black T shirt, and riding a light blue bicycle.
As is always the case, those with information relating to this crime should contact MPD at 202-727-9099. Want to provide information anonymously? Try the MPD text tip line by texting 50411. DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.