Another violent night in D.C.


D.C. police were on the scenes of numerous shootings overnight. This photo depicts the aftermath of a fatal shooting in June in the 1600 block of Columbia Road (Tom LeGro / The Washington Post)

Seven people were wounded by gunfire overnight in five separate incidents in three quadrants of the city, according to police. The violence began around 9:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Heights area, where multiple men were wounded, one critically. Subsequent incidents in Deanwood, Congress Heights, Greenway and Shaw involved non-life-threatening wounds. Meanwhile, the investigation continues into Wednesday morning’s shooting incident on Southern Avenue SE, which apparently involved not one, but two off-duty police officers.

In other news:

David Catania stands in front of Phinis Jones’s office, calls on Muriel Bowser to return donations (PostWRC-TV)

Jones has “a Forrest Gump-like ability to attach himself to topical District scandals” (Loose Lips)

Neighbors seem to agree: Hebrew Home should focus on affordable housing (Housing Complex)

Next mayor must mind the “termites” of governance, warns Jonetta Rose Barras (Post column)

First graduates of principal-training program prepare to take charge of eight DCPS schools (Post)

Three new KIPP schools will open later this month (ElevationDC)

Establishment figures line up behind Robert White in at-large race (Loose Lips)

Elissa Silverman explains how “Moneyball” can help you read her campaign finance report (Elissa2014.com)

How times have changed for Michelle (Rhee) Johnson (Answer Sheet)

The former St. Elizabeths chapel is now the “RISE Demonstration Center” (DofD)

Fellow ANC commissioners call on Leo Dwyer, accused of assaulting homeless man, to resign (Blade)

South Carolina man who tried to bring gun into Capitol could be in plea talks (Roll CallThe State)

Zip code 20008 has one of the highest rates of private school enrollment in the country (UrbanTurf)

JBG plans 290 apartments and lots of retail for former Monument Realty property next to Nationals Park (WBJUrbanTurf)

The Wharf will start with million-dollar condos (WBJ)

Southwest’s Waterfront Station moves ahead with residential building (WBJ)

DMPED insists D.C. didn’t have a shot at landing Politico (Housing Complex)

Cafe Asia’s liquor license goes before ABC Board tomorrow (WBJ)

D.C. is at the cutting edge of residential real estate (Housing Complex)

Chain-reaction crash in Third Street tunnel (Dr. Gridlock)

Everything you need to know about D.C.’s street names and numbers (Curbed)

Bon Appetit still peddling D.C. food cliches (WBJ)

Yes, David Chang is bringing Momofuku to D.C. (WashingtonianWBJDCist)

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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