Shooting Briefly Closes Early Voting Site In DC

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — An early voting site at a community center in northwest Washington was briefly closed because a man was shot outside the building.

D.C. Board of Elections & Ethics spokeswoman Alysoun McLaughlin says the shooting happened at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday outside the Takoma Community Center.

McLaughlin says an elections official closed the site for about 20 minutes, but no voters were present when the site was shut down.

McLaughlin says the person who was shot was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, but she did not know his condition or have any additional information.

Saturday is the last day of early voting before the April 3 primary when 11 contests will be decided.

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