A man was shot in Columbia Heights on Wednesday night, D.C. police said.

The man was unconscious and unresponsive when police found him at the scene of the shooting at about 9:45 p.m., Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Sean Hickman said.

Hickman said that police were searching for a suspect, a thin black man wearing all dark clothing.

The shooting occurred on the 1400 block of Harvard Street NW, a residential block just south of the Columbia Heights Metro station and a busy shopping center.