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Man wounded in Wednesday afternoon D.C. shooting

A man was shot and critically wounded in Northeast Washington Wednesday afternoon, D.C. police said.

Residents heard gunshots and called police to report a person on the ground in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue about 5 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

A man was found with life-threatening injuries and police called homicide detectives to the scene to investigate, officials said.

Further details about the incident were not immediately available.

Read more: The Post’s crime coverage

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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