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Teen shot Wednesday afternoon in Northeast D.C.

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

The victim approached a resident for help near 17th Street and Constitution Avenue just before 3:30 and said he had been shot, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman. The resident called police who responded to the scene.

The victim’s age and condition were not immediately clear. Police were investigating where the shooting took place.

Police were looking for a heavyset black male standing about 5 ft. 6 in. tall, with twists in his hair and all black clothing, in the area of 18th and D streets NE after the shooting, officials said.

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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