March 2, 2023 | Press Release

Nadeau Statement on Fatal Shooting at 14th & V NW Wednesday Night 


Logo: Brianne K. Nadeau



Nadeau Statement on Fatal Shooting Wednesday Night 


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau released the following statement following the shooting Wednesday night in front of the Reeves Center, near the corner of 14th and V streets NW. 


“Last night around 9:30 p.m. two people were shot near 14th and V streets, NW, in Ward 1. One died from his injuries later last night, the other is in stable condition. This morning I spoke with a good friend of the deceased victim and offered my support to his family and friends. Bullets went through windows of two apartments in a building on the block; thankfully, they did not physically harm anyone. 

“Today I am angry. I'm angry at the shooter, angry that we have so many guns in our neighborhoods. And I’m also sad, for the lost life, for the trauma it creates for the victims, their families, and the community. Losing a neighbor, a longtime resident, is very difficult. And any violence in our community is scary and frankly frustrating given all that we are doing to end gun violence in our community. 

“Oftentimes after a shooting like this people ask me what are you doing? Here’s what we do after a violent incident: I’ve spoken with MPD 3rd District Commander Boteler and Assistant Chief Kane. MPD was on the block immediately before the shooting occurred and on scene almost immediately after. They have been actively investigating since the shooting last night. They’ll talk with anyone they can find who may have seen something. So we ask the community: If you saw anything, if you have any video footage, please talk with MPD so we can bring justice for these victims. You can contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or text 50411. 

“We do not yet have all the specifics on this case, but I can tell you that we have outreach workers based in the hospital and the neighborhoods after an event like this, making sure that victims and families have support. My office will work with all of them. 

“I will be reaching out to victims and their families today as well, to ensure they have the supports they need and to connect them with services. 

“I've also been focused on how we can do better with our case closure rate in these situations—to find the shooters and bring them to justice. My team and I are working on legislation we believe can support law enforcement in doing that, and I will share that as it is developed.”