Female with mohawk shoots teenager in DC

A young woman, who police said may be a teenager, was shot and wounded late Friday near Coolidge High School in Northwest Washington, police said.

The shooting occurred about10:40 p.m. at 7th and Tuckerman Streets, police said. They said the victim was conscious and breathing when taken to a hospital.

There was no indication of what led to the shooting. Police said they belived the assailant to be female as well. She was wearing her hair in a mohawk style, they 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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