Woman shot in Northeast Washington

A woman was shot Wednesday night in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

The shooting happened in the 3300 block of Alden Place about 7:20 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police found a woman unconscious and possibly breathing, shortly after being called to the scene.

No further details were immediately available.

Earlier Wednesday, a man was fatally shot in the 1300 block of Saratoga Place NE about 5 p.m., police said.

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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