- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 11, 2012

A man was shot during an argument at the IHOP restaurant in Columbia Heights, Metropolitan Police Department officials said Sunday.

A police spokesman said the man was shot at the restaurant in the 3100 block of 14th Street in Northwest around 6:30 a.m., during an argument between customers.

News reports said the man was conscious and taken to a local hospital. Police would not comment further on the man’s status.

The restaurant was temporarily closed but had reopened by noon. An on-duty manager declined to comment further on the incident.

Witnesses said a man and woman fled the restaurant on foot, and police said they were continuing their search for the suspects.

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