NoMa BID Response to Tyler House Incident
WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2013: The NoMa commercial core is one of the safest, if not the safest, commercial district in the city. Still, we want to assure our neighbors that the NoMa BID continues to take safety in the neighborhood with the utmost seriousness. The terrible shooting that took place at Tyler House, just outside the NoMa BID, on March 11 came as a shock to all of us. Our sympathies go out to the victims and their families. We are in regular contact with the Metropolitan Police Department as it investigates this disturbing incident.
Violence in and near NoMa is down, as it fortunately is in the rest of the city. It is our understanding from MPD that violence at Tyler House has also been down over the last couple of years. Still, any violence is too much violence. It is a sad reality that violence and crime in the neighborhood are, more often than not, associated with the so-called super-clubs.
The NoMa BID will continue to work with MPD and community stakeholders to find solutions to these challenges. We will keep residents and workers informed as we get new information.
If you have information about the Tyler House incident or any other crime, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department by phone at (202) 727-9099 or text them at 50411.
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