US Park Police officer accidentally shot in Northwest DC

Police clear the scene of a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Police clear the scene of a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

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Police guide traffic on Kansas Avenue NW, where a U.S. Park Police officer was injured Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Courtesy NBC Washington via Twitter) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Police converge on Kansas Avenue in Northwest D.C. to investigate a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Police converge on Kansas Avenue in Northwest D.C. to investigate a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

Police investigate a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Police investigate a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

Police investigate the shooting of a police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Courtesy NBC Washington)
Police investigate the shooting of a police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Courtesy NBC Washington)

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Police clear the scene of a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Police converge on Kansas Avenue in Northwest D.C. to investigate a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Police investigate a shooting that involved a U.S. Park Police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Police investigate the shooting of a police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Courtesy NBC Washington)

WASHINGTON — A police officer has been injured after being shot in Northwest D.C.

It happened on the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue around 7 a.m. A U.S. Park Police officer was shot in the lower body. A law enforcement source told WTOP that the officer’s weapon accidentally discharged during the execution of a search warrant.

He was taken to the hospital.

The investigation blocked traffic on 5th and Farragut streets in both directions for a few hours, as police converged in the area.

Stay with WTOP for this developing story.

Below is the area where the shooting happened.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.

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