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Four wounded in three shootings in D.C.

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Four men were shot Wednesday in three separate incidents in the District, D.C. police said.

In the first incident, two men were found shot about 7:40 p.m. in the hallway of an apartment building in the 2500 block of 14th Street NE, police said.

Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman, said the men were conscious and breathing when found. According to initial reports, the victims’ wounds did not appear to be life threatening.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

Nearly two hours later, police found another man shot in the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue SE. Carew said the man was discovered about 9:20 p.m. His wounds also were believed to be non-life threatening, police said.

About 11:20 p.m., a fourth man was found shot in the leg in the 4400 block of Sheriff Road. No further details about the shooting were available late Wednesday night.

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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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