A D.C. police officer shot and wounded a man late Thursday in Southeast Washington, police officials said.

The incident began when officers were called to the 51000 block of F Street around 10:30 p.m., Assistant Chief Robert Contee said.

The officers encountered a man who was firing a weapon, Contee said. Police confronted the man, he fired and the officer returned fire, he said. The man was struck at least one time, Contee said, adding that he was taken to an area hospital.

Internal affairs is investigating the shooting, Contee said, and a weapon was recovered from the scene.

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