Man shot outside Capital One Arena

A man was shot outside of Capital One Arena in downtown D.C. on Thursday night, according to authorities.

Around 7:30 p.m., D.C. police responded to the 600 block of H Street NW near the Gallery Place Metro station entrance on reports of a shooting and a suspect fleeing the scene on a bike.

In a statement to WTOP, D.C. police said the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The shooting occurred at the same time the Washington Capitals played its regular season finale against the New Jersey Devils inside the arena. Monumental Sports & Entertainment CEO Ted Leonsis — who also owns the arena — had recently stated plans to spend more on increasing police presence in the area, especially on game days, to ensure the safety of fans.

H Street between 6th and 7th streets was momentarily blocked to traffic around the time of the shooting due to police and emergency personnel presence but has since reopened.

Police are on the lookout for a man last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and traveling on a bicycle. They are asking anyone with information to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

Below is a map of where the shooting took place.

Ciara Wells

Ciara Wells is the Evening Digital Editor at WTOP. She is a graduate of American University where she studied journalism and Spanish. Before joining WTOP, she was the opinion team editor at a student publication and a content specialist at an HBCU in Detroit.

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