Man shot in Northeast D.C.

A young man was shot in the lower leg Thursday night in the courtyard of a Northeast housing complex, authorities said.

Authorities found the victim conscious and breathing in the 500 block of 50th Place NE about 8:30, officials said.

The victim, was described as being either in his late teens or early 20s. He was taken to a hospital with a wound believed to be non-life threatening.

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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