D.C. police said a man died after apparently shooting himself Wednesday afternoon near the National Postal Museum, located on Massachusetts Avenue next to Union Station.

The shooting occurred about 1:30 p.m. between North Capitol Street and First Street in Northeast Washington. Police said it occurred in or near an alley or side street off the main thoroughfare.

Police said the man was wounded in his upper body and a gun was recovered. Rachel Schaerr Reid, a D.C. police spokeswoman, said the incident is being investigated as an apparent suicide. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

The area is normally crowded with people walking between offices and to and from the District’s main train station.

On March 3, police said a man standing in a crowd of people at midday fatally shot himself along the north fence line of the White House.