Shots rang out in the early morning near the Ft. Totten Metro today. The MPD and US Park Police were called to Fort Circle Park at the intersection of Galloway and 11th St. NE at around 3 in the morning. The victim appears to be an adult male who suffered a gun shot to the head, but details beyond that have not been released. What makes this particularly disturbing is that the area this violent crime took place in is know for a having very low crime rate. This raises the question of what could have caused such a violent crime in such a quiet and safe neighborhood. Currently the MPD is leading the investigation, and the Park Police have closed Fort Circle Park indefinitely. A statement is scheduled to come from the MPD regarding the crime shortly and will hopefully shed some light on the incident. One thing is for sure, however, and that is the entire neighborhood is on edge as the investigation continues.
TBD.com reports that "D.C. police have identified the man who was fatally shot in a Northeast park early Friday as 29 year-old Keith Banks.
Banks, of the 300 block of Quackenbos Street NW, was found unconscious in the 1100 Block of Galloway Street NE about 3 a.m. by officers responding to a report of gunfire.
Banks had been shot and was unresponsive, police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said."
Anyone with information is asked to call (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).