Four men with guns robbed a group of five people of cash, cellphones and other items near Dupont Circle about 6:25 a.m., WJLA-TV reported.
After the victims gave chase in their car, the robbers fired at it, striking the vehicle, police said.
The victims eventually came to a Secret Service checkpoint, where they reported the incident. The report, along with the license plate number on the robbers' vehicle, was relayed to Metro Police.
No arrests had been made.