Abandoned car in SE Alley Left Running by Occupants
Spent shell casings on rear hood of abandoned vehicle
Police approach abandoned
Police Investigate Car Involved In Today’s Capitol Hill Shooting – Photo Update
by Larry Janezich
At about 3:20pm Wednesday afternoon, a black Pontiac slammed into a fence in an alley behind South Carolina Ave, SE, between 10th and 11th Streets. Four to five young men were seen to get out of the still-running car, and run for it. Moments later, neighbors on 9th Street spotted presumably the same group hopping fences as they made their way toward Pennsylvania Avenue.
Investigators on the scene noticed gun shells wedged between the trunk lid and the body of the car. Moments earlier, there had been a shooting near 14th and I Streets, SE, and police were on the lookout for the car. The victim of the shooting was reported to be in serious condition and undergoing surgery.
A neighbor photographed the car with spent shell casings wedged beneath the rear window of the vehicle.
I will update this story as more information becomes available. Neighbors who saw anything or who happen to have a security camera trained on any of these locations should get in touch with the MPD. I have contact info for the detectives at the scene; please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org