Two men shot in Northwest Washington

Two men were shot and wounded Tuesday evening in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

Officers were called to 11th and R streets just before 7 p.m. and found the two men conscious and breathing, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police had stopped two other people near the scene, but it was unclear if they were in custody.

No further information was immediately available.

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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