The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m on the 200 block of I Street SW, northeast of the Waterfront Metro station.
Police found an 18-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his stomach and back in the area after they heard the shooting, WUSA 9 reported.
The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.
Police have not released information on a suspect.
Violent crime is down this year in Police Service Area 105, where the shooting happened. District crime statistics show 9 violent crimes in the area from January 1 to April 8, compared with 23 crimes in the same period the previous year.
Assaults with guns are fewer in number so far this year in the PSA, too. The area had three assaults with guns from January 1 to April 8, compared to four assaults in the same period the previous year.
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