Kenyan McDuffie announces his campaign for attorney general in front of his home on North Capitol Street NE.
Ward 5 Councilmember and attorney general candidate Kenyan McDuffie. Credit: Darrow Montgomery/File

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Ward 5 Councilmember and candidate for attorney general Kenyan McDuffie tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Monday morning. McDuffie’s statement says he started feeling allergy-like symptoms Sunday and tested positive. He is currently experiencing “mild, cold-like symptoms,” according to his statement, and is isolating at home. He is vaccinated and boosted.

“Our office is contacting organizers of events and individuals with whom McDuffie has met in the course of the past week,” the statement says.

McDuffie is the second local D.C. politician to test positive for COVID-19. Mayor Muriel Bowser tested positive last week as cases have ticked up slightly in the region.

In other news:

• Four people, including two juveniles, were shot and injured Saturday night near Nationals Park. D.C. police responded around 11 p.m. to multiple locations, NBC4 reports.

Police found a 16-year-old girl at the 100 block of P Street SW, and D.C. Fire and EMS officials said Sunday morning that, while seriously injured, she was expected to recover. A man was also found with a graze gunshot wound on Potomac Avenue SE, police said. Another man and a 17-year-old boy were found injured near the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro station, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo told WTOP. The four victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. MPD released still frames of the suspects and is asking for help finding those responsible. 

On Saturday around 2 a.m., 22-year-old Zoe Williams of Maryland, crashed into a raised vehicle barrier near the U.S. Supreme Court. Her Volkswagen Jetta immediately caught fire with her and a male passenger inside. A resident and a Supreme Court officer pulled both people out of the burning car. D.C. FEMS took them to the hospital with reportedly non-life threatening injuries. Williams has been charged with driving under the influence. 

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  • To see today’s COVID-19 data, visit our coronavirus tracker.
  • About 300 Howard University Hospital nurses and other medical staff protested low wages and staff shortages outside the campus this morning.[WJLA
  • Four people died and three others possibly overdosed within 24 hours in the Ivy City and Trinidad neighborhoods. D.C. police think the victims may have had a tainted batch of drugs. [NBC4]
  • Elias Eldabbagh of D.C. pleaded guilty on Friday after prosecutors accused him of stealing $31 million in pandemic relief funds over 10 months. [Post]

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  • Three new queer bars opened recently: As You Are Bar, Kiki, and Licht Cafe. [Washingtonian]
  • Reese Gardner is adding another bar to his portfolio. The Brass Rabbit opened in Clarendon. [DCist]

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  • Celebrating a new mural of soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. [Axios]
  • Farm owners in Silver Spring are offering “Goat Therapy.” From personal experience—I used to goat sit for a friend in Austin—they poop a lot, but they sure are sweet. [NBC Washington]

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  • Former Washington Commanders quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. died early Saturday morning after being struck by a truck in Florida. Teammates and friends shared tributes to the 24-year-old. [NBC Sports Washington, ESPN]
  • The WNBA Draft is tonight, and the Mystics will have the 3rd and 14th picks after trading their first overall pick to the Atlanta Dream. [CBS Sports]
  • The Nats avoided a sweep and picked up their first win of the season with a 4-2 win over the Mets yesterday. [Federal Baseball]

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