The shooting occurred on the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW just before 9 p.m. this evening, according to D.C. Police.
The victim of the shooting was conscious when police officers arrived on the scene, a police spokesman said.
Police tweeted about the crime shortly after it occurred:
Alert: Shooting in the 1300 block of Columbia Rd, NW LOF: B/F, heavy build and dread locks.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 15, 2016
Authorities are asking motorists and pedestrians to stay away from the area while they conduct an investigation.
We’ll update this story when we know more.