A man was shot and seriously wounded Monday night in the busy H Street corridor in Northeast Washington.

The shooting occurred about 10:30 p..m. at 8th and H Streets NE, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman.

Although the man’s wound was regarded as serious, he was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a hospital, Metcalf said.

It was not clear what led to the shooting.

The intersection of 8th and H Streets is a major Metrobus transfer point.