There was a shooting about 1 am this morning near the intersection of Corcoran Street and West Virginia Avenue NE, on the western edge of Trinidad where it borders Gallaudet. The police alert below gives an ominous description of the suspect. A later email from an MPD representative to a local email group classifies this as an assault with a dangerous weapon and says the "victim received injuries to the back, conscious, breathing and was transported to a local hospital." It also shifts the age range of the suspect to the 25–35 years.
Alert:Shooting at 0100 hrs in the 1600 block of West Virginia Ave NE. Lookout for B/M 20-30YR..NAMED KILLER WITH TATTOO TEAR DROP UNDER ONE EYE
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #I20170638711
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD # 8466
If you have any information about this assault please contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. You can also anonymously text information to the police at x50411.