The search continues for a female suspect who had opened fire near Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence on Thursday.
Police said that a man sustained injuries when gunfire rang out at around 4:30 a.m. local time, only 1,300 feet away from the US Naval Observatory.
The suspected woman sideswiped the victim’s vehicle on the 3600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW, before stepping out and shooting him several times.
The suspect fled in a blue two-door sedan. The incident is believed to be a road rage attack.
The 49-year-old victim was “conscious and breathing” when rushed to hospital but his injuries were described as life-threatening.
“It’s currently an active investigation and we’re still looking into it,” the Metropolitan Police Department said.
Surveillance photos of the woman were released and detectives said that she traveled off toward Montgomery County, Maryland.
Anyone with information regarding the shooter’s whereabouts is asked to call MPD at (202) 727-9099. Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.