A man was shot and critically wounded in Northeast Washington Wednesday afternoon, D.C. police said.

Residents heard gunshots and called police to report a person on the ground in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue about 5 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

A man was found with life-threatening injuries and police called homicide detectives to the scene to investigate, officials said.

Further details about the incident were not immediately available.

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