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Man found shot on North Capitol Street

A man was shot and wounded Monday afternoon on a neighborhood street about a mile north of the U.S. Capitol, authorities said.

D.C. police were sent about 3:40 p.m. to North Capitol and P streets NW to investigate a shooting, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman. They found a man with a gunshot wound on a sidewalk.

The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

Police think he was shot about two blocks away on Bates Street NW. No reason for the shooting was known, but it appeared to be unrelated to a drive-by shooting on North Capitol Street this year in which more than 10 people were injured.

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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