One person was shot and killed early Monday near one of the major intersections in upper Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

The shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. near Connecticut and Nebraska avenues NW, according to a police official.

The victim was not identified immediately but appeared to be a teenager or young man, police said. It appeared that he was shot twice, the official said.

No motive was known.

He was shot in the vicinity of a service station close to the intersection, the police official said.

Homicides in that section of the city are extremely uncommon.

A firefighter who answered the telephone at a firehouse near the scene declined to comment.

The killing was at least the 147th in the District this year, an increase of about 14 percent from the same time last year.