A woman was critically wounded and a man also was shot Wednesday night in a double shooting about a mile north of the U.S. Capitol, D.C. police said.

Police responded to the unit block of M Street NW, where they found the victims about 9:20 p.m., said Officer Sean Hickman, a spokesman. Officers found the woman unconscious and not responsive and the man was conscious and breathing, he said.

Both victims were taken to a hospital, police said.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate.