Man shot and wounded in Northeast Washington

A man was shot and wounded Thursday night in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

The wounded victim was found after police were called to the unit block of Florida Avenue NE just before 10 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. The man was conscious and breathing but was taken to a hospital with serious wounds.

Police were unclear where the shooting happened but were investigating the area near Florida Avenue and P Street NE late Thursday night.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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