Councilmember Evans to Host Community Discussion on Recent Rash of Gun Violence

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As many of you are aware, there has been a rash of gun-related violence within parts of ANC 2F; gunfire has erupted two times in the just the past week. In his most recent online newsletter, Councilmember Jack Evans addressed the issue and shared his resolve to make sure steps are taken to prevent future gun-related violence in our neighborhood. Evans reached out to Chief Lanier and Third District Commander, Jacob Kishter, who reported they had suspects and hoped to make arrests soon. As a result of these recent incidents, MPD has stepped up patrols in the area, including plain clothes police.

This is a good first step, but Councilmember Evans wants to continue the conversation on what we can all do to prevent events such as this from occurring before they happen. As part of this ongoing conversation, Councilmember Evans will be in attendance at the next ANC 2F regular public monthly meeting on October 2, 2013 at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW. Representatives from MPD will also be in attendance to provide updates on the incidents and prevention efforts. The ANC meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. (a half hour earlier than usual) in order to provide sufficient discussion time for this topic, which will be first on the agenda.

We hope to see you all on October 2, 2013.

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