Incident at DC Soundstage

Kingman Park,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter. I was saddened to hear of the gun violence that occurred in the Kingman Park Community this past week. I am grateful to God that no one was killed during this incident. Until this incident, D.C. Soundstage has been a good community partner to our up and coming community. We cannot let this incident dictate the outcome of future development in our community.

However, it cannot be ignored either. I will work with DC Soundstage management, DC ABC Board and the Metropolitan Police Department to ensure DC Soundstage use better security measures and comply with the expectations of the Kingman Park Community. Once we have determined what these measures and expectations should be, we can discuss this issue as a community and determine the best way to move forward.

Gun violence and other crimes in our community must stop! But we all have a responsibility to stop crime. If you see something suspicious, call the police at 911 right away. They are very responsive. If you have children who are getting into trouble, take steps to make sure they are supervised. If you have a neighbor who needs help, lend them a hand. Only together can we ensure a safe community.

Let us pray for the victims and their recovery.

This incident will not and cannot define the Kingman Park Community.

How do you feel about this issue? Write a comment below,  send me an email or call me.

Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

(202) 706-4713 or

2 thoughts on “Incident at DC Soundstage

  1. Thank you to Mr. Manley and his family for all of the generous support they have given to the community. Hope to support you in this time of travail.
    Sorrow for all who have suffered from this event. Hope we can focus and move to a better level.

    Mindy Mitchell
    Resident 7D01

  2. As a resident of Kingman park that lives in very close proximity to the DC Soundstage, I have first hand knowledge of the negative influence it has on our neighborhood. The patrons that attend the DC Soundstage are loud, they leave trash in our neighborhood when the come to patronize the DC SoundStage and play loud music when the arrive and leave the club. Allowing the DC Soundstage into our community was poor choice and I can not see what good the club is doing for the community other than hosting the monthly community meetings there. Does Mr. Manley clean up our streets when his patrons leave? Does he ensure that the noise the bring into the neighborhood is kept to a minimum when they leave? Does he ensure that the residents are not awakened at 2:00am, 3:00am or 4:00am because his patrons are loud and rowdy when they depart the DC SoundStage? Every business opportunity should not be welcomed into our community if it is not going to directly benefit and improve the immediate area for the residents living here. The shooting that happened at the DC Soundstage was unfortunate. I wish all of the victims and their families a speedy recovery however, I hope that the DC Soundstage will stage closed indefinitely! We don’t need this kind of CRIME, crowd, noise and additional trash in our neighborhood Never in the history of Kingman Park has there ever been such a crime nor should we allow a venue in our area that will attract such violence. It makes the community and I’m sure the property value eventually decrease. We were a fairly quiet neighboord before the opening of the DC Soundstage and I hope that we will return to being a quiet community and that the DC SoundStage will remained closed permanently!!! Please take your club somewhere else!

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