WASHINGTON — Police in Washington say officers shot and wounded a woman who appeared to be armed with a gun.

Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference that police were called about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to the southwest part of the capital for a report of a car crash near a recreation center.

Minutes later, the chief says, police got reports about woman armed with a gun. Newsham says two officers found a woman who appeared to be armed with a gun and shots were fired.

Earlier, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said the woman was conscious and breathing. Her condition was not known.

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