Shooting in Washington DC Kills 10-Year-Old Girl, Injures 4 Others: Police Release Images

July 17, 2018 Updated: July 17, 2018

Police in Washington, on Tuesday released video footage of suspects opening fire on a block on Monday, asking the public for help in locating the perpetrators.

The shooting left a 10-year-old girl, Makiyah Wilson, dead, according to D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. Four other people were wounded in the shooting.

Officers said in a news release that they responded to the 300 block of 53rd Street at around 8 p.m. Monday for reports of gunfire. They found a woman, a man, and the girl with gunshot wounds. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the suspects’ vehicle was described as a black Infinti four-door sedan that has the rear bumper missing. The vehicle and suspects were captured via a surveillance camera, police said.

“The people that did this, they did this indiscriminately,” said Washington D.C. Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson, Fox5 reported.

She said, “They came out in this community without regard to human life and opened fire. We have to stand up as a community to say no more. A 10-year-old girl lost her life here today. All of the hopes and dreams that her family had for her are gone. We have to be outraged. We have to work with the police. You have to work with us to remove illegal firearms from our city.”

The Metropolitan Police Department said it’s offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

The department, on Twitter, wrote that it “is committed to bringing justice to her family and need your help identifying the individuals responsible.”

Those with information can call the police 202-727-9099. Anonymous tipsters can submit information to the police’s via a text message at 50411.

 

 

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