WASHINGTON - Police are now looking for a suspected car, after a six-year-old girl was struck by gunfire on Monday night, less than one mile from where 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson was fatally shot last month in Southeast DC.
A grandmother is now cleaning the blood off her front steps, after she says her granddaughter was shot, and other granddaughter and daughter-in-law were struck by gunfire.
The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. at the 100 block of 56th Street Southeast. The woman says her daughter in law and grandchildren were coming to the house and were parking their truck out front of the home when someone opened fire.
Investigators now say they're looking for an older "dark colored" Lexus or Acura with a spoiler and a license plate in the front window that they believe may be connected to the shooting.
The woman says her six-year-old granddaughter was hit, and her daughter-in-law and 11-year-old granddaughter were injured by debris.
Doctors say they aren’t sure if they’ll be able to remove the bullet from the 6-year-old’s leg, but say everyone is expected to survive.
This incident comes just a mile from where 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson was shot and killed while in front of her Southeast DC home in July
The grandmother tells FOX 5 that Makiyah's death was the first thing that came to mind when the incident happened.
The woman says she’s praising God that, unlike young Makiyah, her daughter-in-law and granddaughter’s made it out with their lives.