Update on Saturday Shooting at 12th and K Streets
by Larry Janezich
Today, ANC Commissioner Kelly Waud – in whose single member district the shooting occurred – shared with her constituents an email from First District Commander Morgan Kane, written in response to several questions raised by a concerned neighbor.
Kane’s email said that in response to the shooting, the First District has assigned resources to the Potomac Gardens/Hopkins/K Street area around the clock, who are expected to actively patrol the area.
Kane emphasized in remarks to Waud that the vehicle has been recovered, a point reiterated by MPD’s Lt. Donigan, who – in a public safety report to ANC6D on Monday night – added that a gun had been recovered as well. Donigan said that two seriously injured victims of the Saturday shooting are recovering.
Kane told Waud, “We will continue to deploy in this area. In addition to patrol my Crime Suppression Team continues its operations as well. Unfortunately, the victims on Saturday are well known to us.”
According to Kane, the vehicle used in the shooting was identified by the MPD crime cameras in the area – it belongs to the company GetAround. The Office of the Attorney General recently issued a Consumer Alert about the company. It is a short term rental car company using technology that is easily defeated, allowing their cars to be stolen quickly and easily.