WASHINGTON - A man drove nearly two miles to an on-ramp of a Northeast, D.C. highway after being shot while in his vehicle early Wednesday morning. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m. in the 4200 block of East Capitol Street,
Witnesses tell FOX 5 that the victim was in his vehicle when a shooter approached on foot and opened fire. After the shooting the gunman fled to a waiting vehicle which sped off.
After being shot, the man drove his vehicle to northbound ramp to Interstate 295 from Eastern Avenue. The driver made in on to the ramp and then stopped. Emergency crews found the man in his vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds and transported him to a nearby hospital. His wounds appear to be non-life-threatening.
Police are looking for two men who they say are connected to the shooting. They believe the men fled in an area near the 4200 block of East Capitol Street. One is a black male wearing a gray sweatshirt and the other is a black male wearing a black shirt.
The westbound lanes of the 4200 block of East Capitol St and the northbound ramp to Interstate 295 from Eastern Avenue are both blocked.
Traffic delays can be expected in the area while police investigate.