As a follow up from my previous email. Unfortunately the victim in this incident did not survive. We will continue to work with MPD and Emery staff to ensure everyone’s safety.
The Mayors Office has been onsite at Emery Recreation Center, Monday, August 8, 2016 in a response to a shooting that occurred at approximately 7:15 pm in the parking lot of 5700 block of Georgia Avenue NW. An adult male was located suffering from gun shot wounds and taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. The victim is in serious condition.
8th and Madison St NW and the parking lot behind 5701 Georgia Ave was closed off. Emery Recreation Center also closed at 7:15pm.for staff and participant safety. Kids in the center were only allowed to leave the premises with a parent.
Tomorrow, Tuesday August 9, 2016 Emery Recreation Center will be closed. All kids attending the summer camp will be bused to Takoma and Lamond Recreation Center. Staff will be at Emery throughout the day to answer calls, speak to parents etc. All parents have been notified.
This shooting is still under investigation. MPD officers, detectives and the K9 Units were on the scene and diligently working the case and will continue to do so to work towards a case closure.
At 12:15am all associated streets and closures reopened and staff have left the building.
Thank you and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Executive Office of the Mayor