Four men were shot and wounded Thursday afternoon in Northwest Washington, police said.
Benjamin Medrano, a 27-year-old resident of the neighborhood, said he was working from home when he heard about a dozen gunshots outside his window. As he walked his dog down the street, he noticed police and fire officials congregating near North Capitol Street and New York Avenue.
Medrano had walked his dog by an active crime scene in his neighborhood for the second time in less than two months. He was near O and First streets in August when he heard “eight to ten” bangs and saw firetrucks racing toward him. In that incident, two people were killed and three others were injured.
On Thursday, he texted his partner, saying, “We have to find a way out of this area.”
The Thursday shooting is still being investigated.