Car Found on Water St. Involved in Shooting Outside Nats Park


One of the automobiles involved in the Saturday night shooting, which wounded three persons outside Nationals Park July 17 on South Capitol Street, was recovered in Georgetown July 19. The shooting occurred between two cars.

On Monday, the gray Toyota Corolla that left the scene was found along K/Water Street near 34th Street and under the Whitehurst Freeway and Key Bridge, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. That car had a missing wheel cover and tinted windows.

“The vehicle is being forensically analyzed, and now our investigation continues,” Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee later told WTOP-TV. Contee added that the Saturday shooting had nothing to do with the game or stadium. “I think it is safe to go to a baseball game,” he said. “I think, in that instance, we know now through looking through video that was a very targeted shooting. They were trying to shoot specific individuals.”

According to MPD, the owner of the Toyota loaned the car but never got it back. Two in one of the cars were wounded. The third person wounded was a woman waiting for a ride at the sidewalk, police said. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in the shooting.

D.C. Police on Water Street July 19. The car of interest is behind the Volvo. Photo by Constance Chatfield-Taylor.

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