A man was shot Thursday afternoon on the busy 1400 block of R street in Northwest Washington just before 5 p.m., police said.

The man, still conscious, was trasnported to the hopsital for medical attention, said Office Hugh Carew of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Details surrounding the shooting are still unfolding. Police are searching for the suspect, which Carew described as a 30-year-old man wearing a white T-shirt.

Robert Samuels is a national political reporter who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people. He previously covered social issues in the District of Columbia.