Thirteen shot at Tyler House

March 12, 2013

D.C. police investigate the scene of Monday’s drive-by shooting along North Capitol Street. (Marlon Correa/The Washington Post)

When 13 people are shot in a matter of seconds, what happens next? First, you thank goodness that somehow no one was killed. Second, you figure out who did it and bring them to justice. However, D.C. police have not publicly discussed any leads in the Monday morning shooting outside the Tyler House apartments on North Capitol Street. That’s left everyone to move to Step 3 — what does it all mean? — without much in the way of hard information on what led to this shocking incident. Nearby nightclubs may or may not have had a role in the shootings, and while the surrounding area has been no stranger to gun violence over the decades — Sursum Corda, Temple Courts, Hanover Place — there does not appear to be a ongoing beef. But this much is hard to ignore: The neighborhood is changing fast, with big investment and thousands of new residents moving into NoMa just to the east, and drive-by shootings don’t fit into those plans.

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Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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