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
6 responses to “Police Investigate Car Involved In Today’s Capitol Hill Shooting – Photo Update”
Did the police catch the bad guys?
From the MPD twitter feed:
Shooting_1518 hours_14th & K St SE_Blk vehicle seen fleeing the scene / 6365
Larry, is there any conjecture about whether this shooting might be connected to the shooting death of Jason Emma at 12th and C, NE on Tuesday?
Here is an article from the Post, which doesn’t have much more information. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-scene/post/man-critically-wounded-in-shooting-in-southeast/2012/12/26/c1699798-4fa8-11e2-8b49-64675006147f_blog.html
I have heard nothing but was wondering the same thing.
Here is a further update from the Post:
A man who was shot and critically wounded Wednesday afternoon in Southeast Washington was struck several times as he sat in his car, D.C. police said on Thursday.
The victim, described only as an adult male, remained in critical condition at a local hospital Wednesday with life-threatening injuries, police said. The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. at 14th and K streets, two blocks south of the Potomac Avenue Metro.
Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman, said the suspected gunman was seen in a black Pontiac getaway car that was later found abandoned in the 1000 block of South Carolina Ave. SE. Alali said the car had been stolen from Prince George’s County.
Alali said the suspected gunman was seen on video surveillance camera heading into the Eastern Market Metro accompanied by three or four other men shortly after the shooting.
Here is the link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-scene/post/four-shot-in-district-on-wednesday-one-critically/2012/12/27/3fa1d8a2-5029-11e2-839d-d54cc6e49b63_blog.html#pagebreak