A man was shot and killed Friday evening on a street in the Adams Morgan/Mount Pleasant area.

The shooting occurred in the 1800 block of Harvard Street NWabout 7:45 p.m. as night was falling . The site is about a quarter mile east of the National Zoo.

The victim was not identified immediately. One resident of an apartment house on the street said she understood that the man lived there.

Another resident of the building said gunfire is unusual in the area. She said she had heard none since moving there about a dozen years ago.

Police said they were looking for a black man between 30 and 40 years old who wore a white shirt and blue shorts. He carried a black handgun, police said.