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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 07/02/2008

Political Blogger Shot in Adams Morgan

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.

By Marcia Davis  |  06:13 PM ET, 07/02/2008

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