A physician assistant was killed Friday evening in a hit-and run- incident in the District just outside the hospital where she is listed as practicing, D.C. police and her associates said.

Police said Emebet Kebede, 56, of Lanham, was struck about 6:10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue SE.

Online informtion indicated that she practiced at the United Medical Center. The center is in the block where she was killed.

She was loved and respected at UMC said someone who knew her .

Police said they are looking for a “person of interest” in the matter. They also said they are looking for a “vehicle of interest,” which they described as a newer model black Chevrolet Tahoe.