Two people were shot Monday evening on one of the principal thoroughfares of Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police.

The shooting was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of 14th Street NW.

Stuart Emerman, the commander of the 3rd District, said both men were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds. Another official in the 3rd District said both appeared to be conscious and breathing when taken for treatment.