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Woman Shot Man in Road Rage Clash Near Naval Observatory: Police

A large police presence was reported north of the Naval Observatory and several blocks of Massachusetts Avenue NW were closed

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A woman shot a man in a road rage attack near the Naval Observatory in Northwest D.C. after sideswiping his car, police say.

The suspect hit the victim in the 3600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW about 4:30 a.m. Thursday, police say.

After the collision, both drivers got out and exchanged information, Acting D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said.

The suspect began to drive away, but then turned around and shot the victim, who was outside of their vehicle, Contee said.

"We're not sure exactly what that exchange was," Contee said.

Then, the suspect sped off towards Montgomery County, police say.

Police are looking for a blue vehicle with shiny rims. They ask anyone with surveillance footage or other information to contact MPD.

The man was taken to a hospital conscious and breathing, police say.

No information about his identity has been released.

Massachusetts Avenue was closed between the 3400 and 3800 blocks for hours, D.C. Police said. Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination (MATOC) Alerts said the closure extended to Idaho Avenue NW.

The 2800-2900 blocks of 36th Street were also reported closed.

The area is also near a school, homes and several churches.

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