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The Blotter for May 13

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Water main fixed after massive flooding

Workers from DC Water repaired a busted water main early Sunday morning at 17th Street between Rhode Island and Pennsylvania avenues NW, but not before millions of gallons of water flooded a construction site.

Local businesses and residences were without water for most of Saturday and multiple roads were closed after the water main burst about 4:30 a.m. Crews worked to fix a segment of the 20-inch-diameter water main which had a roughly six-foot-long rupture. All of the roads were reopened by Sunday.

A 40-foot deep excavation site was nearly completely filled in with water and several pieces of heavy machinery were submerged. A nearby hotel also experienced flooding in the basement.

Silver Spring boy missing since Friday

Authorities in Montgomery County are asking for help locating a Silver Spring boy with a medical condition who has been missing since Friday.

Daniel Juwan Howard, 17, was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt and black boots. The Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division describes him as a black male with a dark complexion, who is about 6-foot-3 and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and short, black hair.

According to reports, Howard often hangs out at the Castle Boulevard area of Silver Spring. He lives on the 1300 block of Wembrough Court.

Family members said Howard has an undisclosed medical condition and have not spoken or seen him since Friday. Information of Howard's whereabouts can call the Montgomery police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000.

Man, woman wanted in connection to shooting

Police are on the lookout for a man and woman in connection with a shooting on the District's southeast side early Sunday morning.

About 1:43 a.m. Sunday, D.C. police responded to reports of a shooting on the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. On the scene, authorities found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was conscious and breathing.

The man was transported to and treated at a local hospital. His condition was not available.

Once suspect is described as a tall man with dreadlocks who was wearing a white shirt. He was with a female who had short blond hair.

-Steve Contorno

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