A man was shot and critically wounded Thursday afternoon on 16th Street in Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police. Authorities said a possible suspect was taken into custody and was being questioned. Police said they were looking for a second man. A description was not immediately available. The shooting occurred about 1:35 p.m. at 16th Street and Park Road in Northwest, on the border of the neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights. Police said the victim was unconscious at the scene and was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. • D.C. fire officials say 16 Department of Corrections employees were evaluated Thursday morning after potentially being exposed to fentanyl contained in a package received in the department’s mailroom. Of those employees who reported symptoms, officials say 7 were transported to Washington Hospital Center to be evaluated as a precaution. Department of Corrections officials said the suspicious package was received around 9 a.m. Thursday. D.C. fire crews were called around 10:30 a.m., after employees started reported having symptoms consistent with exposure to fentanyl. Those symptoms can include dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty breathing.
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Posted March 16 2018 at 2:53 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link