The shooting happened in front of a home on the 600 block of Kenyon St. NW just after 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening.
Police said a man was standing with a group of people in front of the house when someone came up from behind and tapped him on the shoulder.
“What’s up,” the person said, before pulling out a gun and shooting the man in the shoulder, according to a police report.
The person with the gun continued to fire as the man ran away, police said. One of the bullets intended for the man shattered a window at a nearby home and became embedded in a wall.
The victim of the shooting sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the attack and was later released from the hospital, police said.
Authorities released the following alert about a half hour after the crime occurred:
MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting at 600 block of Lamont St, NW LOF: B/M, 5’11 to 6’00” dreadlocks in a pony tail, black T-shirt, khaki short pants and a black bag pack