Pregnant woman shot and wounded in Northeast Washington

May 24, 2013

A pregnant woman was shot and wounded Friday night on a busy Northeast Washington street, D.C. police said.

The woman was hit in the back and seriously wounded about 8 p.m. in the 1000 block of Bladensburg Road, police said.

Officials said the victim told officers she was eight months pregnant.

She was taken to a hospital.

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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