Man is shot, and bullets fly, just off 14th St. NW

September 12, 2013

D.C. police were searching Thursday night for two suspects believed to have shot a man just off the busy 14th Street corridor in the Logan Circle area.

The victim, who was struck in a hip, apparently ran to 14th Street between R and S streets, where he collapsed after the shooting around 9 p.m., witnesses told police. The man apparently was wounded in the 1300 block of Riggs Street NW, which is just east of 14th Street.

The man was taken to a hospital. Police said his wounds were not believed to be life threatening.

People were on the street at the time, strolling and eating at the dozens of restaurants that line 14th Street. Some heard the gunshots and ran away. Witnesses told police they heard about four gunshots. Officers said a bullet hit a liquor store, and another struck a parked car.

The victim’s mother told police that the man had left home Thursday night to go to a store. It was not immediately clear how the shooting occurred.

Police closed down vehicle traffic on 14th Street between R and T streets as they investigated. The suspects were believed to have gotten away on foot.

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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