Man shot on New York Avenue

A man was shot and wounded near a major commuter road during evening rush Wednesday, D.C. police said.

Officers found the man in the unit block of New York Avenue, just off of North Capitol Street, about 6 p.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman.

The victim, who was conscious and breathing, was taken to a hospital but his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

It was not clear what prompted the shooting.

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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