Man shot near U Street corridor, police say

Local,Crime,Aubrey Whelan

A man was shot just blocks from the U Street corridor and the Shaw-Howard Metro station on Tuesday afternoon, D.C. police said.

Police categorized the incident at the intersection of Ninth and T streets NW as an assault with intent to kill, although the man was conscious and breathing when transported to an area hospital, police said. The shooting occurred at 3:35 p.m., a police spokesman said.

Police are on the lookout for a black male with dreadlocks wearing a black shirt and jeans.

Police said they couldn't speculate on a motive. They acknowledged that given the time of day there might have been witnesses in the vicinity but couldn't confirm whether anyone had seen the shooting. - Aubrey Whelan

-- Aubrey Whelan

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