Liberal political blogger Brian Beutler, 25, was shot and wounded early today during an attempted robbery in Adams Morgan, D.C. police and friends said. He is recovering at a local hospital from gushot wounds to his shoulder and spleen.
Beutler, 25, is a Washington correspondent for the Media Consortium, a network of progressive, independent journalism organizations, said Tracy van Slyke, director of the group. Police said that Beutler and a friend were accosted by two young people, including one with a gun, about 2 a.m. in the 1600 block of Euclid Street NW. The friend was not hurt, and the assailants escaped without taking anything. Police have made no arrests in the case.