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Two men shot near Dupont

Two men were hospitalized following a shooting in Dupont Circle early Sunday morning, local TV stations reported.

NBC News 4 reported two men, a 21 year-old from the District and a 22 year old man from Maryland, were shot at 12:30 a.m. in their car at 20th and N streets near Dupont Circle. The shooting followed a dispute over a female friend. The driver was shot in the throat and the passenger in the chest.

Police are looking for a suspect, though USATV reports they have only a vague description. Anyone with information about the shooting is instructed to call D.C. police.

-Alex Kingsbury

Singer attends first ANC meeting

Senior Josh Singer attended his first meeting of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission as an elected member Wednesday. The meeting centered on a variety of local issues, including a new sidewalk caf? in Foggy Bottom and GW’s new Greek Village townhouses.

Singer, last year’s Student Association executive vice president, is the only elected student commissioner. He said he ran for the position as commissioner because he wanted to get involved with the local government as well as the University.

“I felt that students were generally not represented in the commission and I thought I could do it,” Singer said. “I enjoy community issues, I like Foggy Bottom a lot.”

Although Singer will be graduating in May, he said he will live in the area to serve the remainder of his two-year term.

The two newest members of the commission are also GW students. Sophomore political science majors Adam Croley and William Sauer serve as secretaries, recording the minutes of commission’s meetings.

“It’s a good way to be involved with local politics,” Croley said.

The meeting addressed a planned restaurant, Agua Ardiente at 1250 24th St. The commission voted unanimously to support the owner’s request to include a sidewalk caf?.

The group also discussed installing a walkway behind the townhouses under construction next to the Smith Center that will be home to some of GW’s Greek-letter community next year. While the commission voted to support the construction, members of the community voiced disapproval of GW’s failure to inform them that the groups living there will be fraternities and sororities.

“I’m very happy that there will be frats living there, but am concerned that we were uninformed,” said Elizabeth Elliott, the immediate past chair of the ANC, who served from 2001-2003.

-Blake Ehrlich

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