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Culprit sought in armed carjacking

D.C. police are on the lookout for a culprit in an armed carjacking Saturday evening in Southeast.

The 5-foot-9 man -- described as having dreadlocks and wearing a black ski mask, grey shirt and blue jeans -- approached a vehicle with a gun about 6:40 p.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Wayne Place SE. The man knocked on the drivers window, showed the gun and said, "Get out of the car." The driver complied.

The culprit drove off with a 2003 Mazda 6.

Southeast shooting leaves one man wounded

A man was shot Saturday afternoon near Benning Terrace Recreation Center on the District's southeast side.

According to police, the victim was standing in a parking lot on the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue SE when he heard a gun shot. He began to flee when he realized he was shot in the leg and wasn't able to run.

First responders were called to the scene about 4:10 p.m. and the man was transported to the hospital.

Police describe the assailant as wearing all black and carrying a gun.

Vehicle strikes 7-Eleven in Prince George's County

A car drove through the front of a 7-Eleven Saturday in Camp Springs, Md., though no one was injured.

About 1 p.m., the vehicle drove over a parking space barrier and the sidewalk in front of the store and slammed into the entrance. The Prince George's County Police Department described the damage as "considerable" and a fire department inspector was brought on scene to inspect possible structural damage.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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