Male is in­jured in North­west shoot­ing

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Martin Weil

It was 3:30 a.m. Satur­day, in the heart of the Adams Mor­gan neigh­bor­hood, on one of the most vi­brant sec­tions of pave­ment in the Dis­trict, when gun­fire broke out.

The lo­ca­tion was 17th Street and Columbia Road NW, a stone’s throw from apart­ment houses and restau­rants, from an em­bassy and from busi­nesses of all sorts.

In the terse ac­count avail­able from the D.C. po­lice, one per­son walked up to an­other “and shot him.” No mo­tive was given.

Both peo­ple in the en­counter were de­scribed as male. The vic­tim was taken to a hos­pi­tal with wounds that as of Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to po­lice, did not ap­pear to threaten his life.

Po­lice asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion to call them.

Com­pared with last week­end, dur­ing which at least 10 peo­ple were shot and 10 stabbed in the Dis­trict, the num­ber of vi­o­lent in­ci­dents Fri­day night and Satur­day ap­peared to be con­sid­er­ably smaller.

How­ever, at least two other shoot­ings and two stab­bings were re­ported; the most re­cent shoot­ing was Satur­day evening in the 2300 block of 15th Street NE, and the lat­est stabbing in the 2900 block of South­ern Av­enue SE, also Satur­day evening.

The vic­tims’ con­di­tions were not given.

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