Witnesses in the area of 14th Street NW saw a person in a black sedan shooting towards the sidewalk.
Footage of the incident shows people fleeing from outdoor cafe tables as gunshots are heard.
DC Police Department issued a statement regarding the incident in their Twitter account.
They wrote: “Shooting at the intersection of 14th / Riggs Street, NW.
“Lookout is for a B/M male wearing a lime green/yellow hooded sweater fleeing in a older black Honda Civic with DC Tags last seen eastbound towards S Street, NW.”
One witness reported seeing medics take a man “with what looks like a gunshot to the chest” out of Mexicue, one of the restaurants in the area.
The ambulance crew is then said to have “loaded him into an ambulance”.
They tweeted: “Another man on the street also looks like he took a bullet.
“Scary night on one of the busiest streets in DC.”
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