WASHINGTON — A man was found shot near Nationals Park in Southwest D.C. around rush hour Wednesday morning, according to police, after they initially got called to a domestic incident minutes away.
The situation began to unfold in the 200 block of K Street, Southwest, DC Police Chief Robert Contee said in a news conference Wednesday morning. Then, police received the call to 1500 South Capitol Street, Southwest, where they found the man conscious and breathing with serious injuries. He has been taken to the hospital and police did not elaborate on his current condition. They also did not suggest a potential motive, or how the victim and shooter knew one another - but the police chief did confirm that the incident had "domestic overtones." He said the department could not yet confirm any additional details.
Police have also not released any other identifying details about the victim beyond his gender as of Wednesday morning. They are still on the lookout for the shooter, who they believe is a man, armed with a black handgun, who drove away in a black SUV last seen fleeing westbound on P Street, Southwest.
Just yesterday, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers announced that they are investigating four separate shootings that occurred in the District Monday night and into Tuesday morning, sending four men to the hospital where one of the victims died.
Police say one of the surviving victims was shot after a group of suspects robbed him.