A shooting Tuesday night in the far Southwest area of the District left one person seriously wounded, D.C. police said.

The victim was described as a male juvenile, but his age could not be learned immediately.

He was taken to a hospital after the shooting, which occurred at an apartment development on Galveston Street, between South Capitol Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

A police spokesman said initial reports indicated that the shooting victim was conscious and breathing when officers reached the scene.