WASHINGTON - Police have reviewed several videos circulating on social media showing a brutal attack on a woman in Southeast D.C. in which she was doused in gasoline and set on fire.
The woman remains in critical condition after the Sunday night assault on 37th Street.
Police sources say the fight started as a feud between two sets of teenagers and escalated when the adults got involved. The victim reportedly was trying to break up the fight when another woman set her on fire.
“I'm just aghast,” said D.C. Councilmember Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7). “It's absolutely no way to solve a problem.”
He added, “[The victim] will be scarred physically for life and emotionally. And so will the girls who were involved in this.”
Police say they think they know who the suspect is, but have declined to release her name. She is not in custody.
D.C. police are asking the public for help in locating the suspect and are offering a $1,000 reward for information.