An 8-year-old boy was shot and wounded Saturday night in Southeast Washington, authorities said. The police said the child was grazed and his injuries were described as not life-threatening.

The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of 41st Street SE, according to the police. It appeared to occur in or near the Fort Davis Recreation Center, which is located in that block. It is open until 9 p.m. on Saturdays .

It was not immediately clear if the shooting was connected to the center.

A spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services department said a child was taken to a hospital from that site with a gunshot wound.

The child was classified as a Priority Two patient. The designation indicated a potentially serious wound. However it also indicated that the child was not in life-threatening condition.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known, and police said no suspect had been identified.