Police: Man found shot near Nationals Park

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(AP) -- Police say a shooting victim was found near National Park in southeast Washington.

Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Karimah Bilal said by telephone that police responded Tuesday morning to a report of a man who had been shot and was at Half and N streets northeast, which is by the stadium's center field gate.

She says the man was shot multiple times and was conscious and breathing. It's not clear where the shooting took place. Bilal says there's no description for the suspect.

There was a job fair at the stadium Tuesday, but Bilal says police don't believe the shooting is related to that event.

"This morning a shooting occurred within a few blocks of Nationals Park. The injured victim fled the scene and was located and treated by emergency personnel outside the center field gates, where job seekers were gathered in advance of a concessions staff job fair. The victim was transported by D.C. Fire and EMS to a local hospital. The Nationals are cooperating with the MPD investigation. Due to the incident, the concessions staff job fair has been rescheduled for January 31," a Nationals spokesperson said.

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