BREAKING: Shooting on 2800 block of M Street
Around 11 p.m. on October 31, a man was reported shot on the 2800 block of M street. At 28th Street, three gunshots were reported by the owner of George’s Falafel House according to the Washington Post.
One witness reported to Vox that a group of 15-20 teenagers were walking down M Street toward Foggy Bottom. As they crossed the street toward George’s Falafel House, a truck passed and three gunshots were heard.
According to the GW Hatchet, “A man come up behind GW Hospital in the aftermath of a fight at the station that was cleared by the police. When the truck approached a car that was picking the man up, the person ran toward an alley, the witness said, and the person from the truck shot the man, who fell.”
A GW graduate living in the area told Vox that several cops started IV fluids and tourniquets on the victim on the sidewalk.
The shooter ran to 24th and New Hampshire where he threw the gun into some bushes. Paul Biedlingmaier (COL ’11), told Vox that he saw the perpetrator be apprehended in an alley near 900 24th Street around 11:10 pm. A red pick-up truck is being inspected by MPD and a van of Secret Service Officers.
According to GW spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard, “At approximately 11:15 p.m on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, the George Washington University Police Department was notified of armed suspects in the I Street Mall area. Both suspects have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department.”