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VIDEO: U Street Locals React To Shooting at 14th and V Streets

VIDEO: U Street Locals React To Shooting at 14th and V Streets

A number of locals gathered around the scene of a shooting at 14th and V streets in NW this afternoon, a violent incident that has left many U Street community residents concerned.

"It's just getting silly, like this shooting," said one U Street local.  "The community is getting fed up over it, worried, scared, especially in broad daylight...you're concerned."

Check out the video above to see more reaction from U Street neighborhood residents, including one man who said, "You can't even walk in the streets without something happening...people can't go about their normal business without someone doing something outlandish like a shooting in broad daylight."

For all of the current information about the U Street shooting story, click here.

 

Man Who Committed Two Sexual Assaults in Dupont Circle Area Sentenced to Eleven Years in Jail

This was sent to us from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

Brandon B. Petty, 26, was sentenced today to eleven years in jail, followed by 20 years of supervised release, in connection with two sexual assaults of women he met through Craigslist, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

Petty, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty July 30, 2010, to one count of assault with intent to commit first degree sexual abuse and one count of attempted first degree sexual abuse while armed. He was sentenced by the Honorable Lynn Leibovitz in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.