Recent Crime: Gas station robbery and shooting 

A major artery in the D.C. roadway system, Martin Luther King Ave. (not to be confused with the city’s new Martin Luther King Drive) is regularly the site of overnight and drive-by shootings. In January, three people were injured on the same morning in multiple shootings that took place just blocks away from MLK. Two schools located along MLK Ave. were forced into lockdown. Not your typical school day—hopefully.