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The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle involved in an assault with intent to kill (gun) offense on June 8, 2023, in the 1800 block of Stanton Terrace, Southeast.
According to a press release from the MPD, officers responded to the area around 10:30 p.m. on June 8 for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, they found a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is currently in critical condition.
MPD seeks a vehicle in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) offense that occurred on Friday, June 9, 2023, in the 1800 Block of Stanton Terrace, Southeast.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) June 10, 2023
Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411
Release: https://t.co/zhtM9Vkqtm pic.twitter.com/YqOYrQ9kHG
During the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect vehicle fled the scene after the shooting. The vehicle is described as a black SUV with tinted windows, and it was last seen traveling eastbound on Stanton Terrace.
The MPD asks anyone who may have information about the suspect vehicle or the shooting to contact them immediately. Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling the department’s tip line at 202-727-9099 or by texting the tip line at 50411.
Community Members Express Concerns Over Recent Violence
The recent assault with intent to kill (gun) offense in the 1800 block of Stanton Terrace, Southeast, has left many community members concerned about the level of violence in the area.
According to a report from WUSA9, residents in the neighborhood are calling for increased police presence and more resources to combat crime in the area. Some community members have even organized a neighborhood watch group to help monitor suspicious activity.
The shooting on June 8 is just one of several incidents of violence in the area in recent weeks. In May, a woman was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting; in April, a man was shot and killed in a separate incident.
The MPD has acknowledged the concerns of community members and has stated that they are working to address the issue of violence in the area. In a statement to WUSA9, a spokesperson for the department said, “We are committed to working with our community partners to address the violence that has occurred in the area. We will continue deploying resources and working with residents to ensure the community remains safe.”
Overall, the recent assault with intent to kill (gun) offense in the 1800 block of Stanton Terrace, Southeast, highlights the ongoing issue of violence in the area.