City leaders to address recent shootings in Ward 1

Northwest D.C. neighborhood wants answers after series of shootings (ABC7)

There have been several shootings in the Park View neighborhood in recent weeks.

One of the latest shootings happened in the 3500 block of Warder Street.

Police say two juveniles were shot near Bruce-Monroe Elementary School around 8 p.m. on Dec. 26.

They are expected to survive.

“It kind of makes the kids around the neighborhood kind of nervous to come outside or kind of not want to come outside to play,” Catymia Snipes said. “I really hope it can stop.”

On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the recent violence will be the topic of discussion at the Park View Recreation Center.

“Although police believe they are unrelated, I think it’s really important just for folks to have some face time with me and the police commanders in the area,” said Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.

“I think this is needed, because nobody wants to see violence at all. So I think this will be a good way to get the community involved,” said Christian Anderson.

When asked what she was hoping to get out of the meeting, Snipes was straightforward in her response.

“Some progress, some change,” she said.

Police have stepped up patrol in the wake of the recent shootings.

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