The shooting happened on the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The victim was about a block west of I-395 when he came into contact with two men, one of whom demanded to have the victim’s wallet and keys, according to authorities. A fight then broke out between the three men.
At some point, one of the would-be robbers shot the victim in his left wrist. The would-be thieves fled soon after in a black Nissan Altima with Virginia license plates.
The victim survived the encounter. But his condition wasn’t immediately clear.
Police described the suspects as:
S-1: [black male] 20-25YO, black jeans, green [camouflage] jacket, red hat. S-2: [black male] 20-25YO, Black hat, black shirt with a grey hoody underneath, blue jeans, black shoes.
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