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There was a lunchtime shooting in the 1600 block of Benning Road yesterday. DC Alerts sent out the following message:
Shooting at 1226 hrs in the 800 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE Lookout for 2 B/M's one w/a red bikeDO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20150519979 Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-507) Alert DCSent by MPD Cad #2609
An MPD representative sent out an email explaining that the victim traveled from the 1600 block of Benning to 845 Bladensburg Road (the CVS) after being shot. According to WUSA9, the victim was a woman who was shot in the buttocks.
To the Fifth District Community: (PSA 507)
On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at approximately 1230 hours, gunshots were heard in the 1600 Block Benning Road NE. A person ran when they heard the gunshots and at one point they were believed to be struck by a bullet in the lower extremities. The victim made there was to 845 Bladensburg Rd NE where police responded and an ambulance took them to the hospital. MPD closed portions of Hechinger Mall, Starburst Plaza and CVS to conduct an investigation.
Currently this case is being investigated by the Fifth District Detectives.
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
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