WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A woman is expected to recover after being shot in the leg in Southeast, D.C. late Thursday night, Metropolitan police said.

The shooting happened in the 4400 block of Alabama Ave in Southeast, D.C. around 9:12 p.m. When officers got to the scene they found a woman with a gunshot to her leg.

She was transported to the hospital where she is expected to recover.