WASHINGTON - A 10-year-old girl has died and three adults were injured Monday night after a shooting in Northeast D.C., police said.
The quadruple shooting happened in the 300 block of 53rd Street at 8 p.m., according to officials.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found four victims suffering from gunshot wounds. They were all transported to the hospital where the girl was pronounced dead. The condition of the other three victims, two men and a woman, is unknown at this time.
D.C. Police Assistant Chief Chanel Dickerson said four black men wearing masks in a black Infiniti SUV with paper tags pulled into a courtyard, got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots into a crowd of 15 to 20 people in the neighborhood before fleeing the scene.
Residents said the 10-year-old victim recently celebrated her birthday.
"The people that did this, they did this indiscriminately," said Dickerson. "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."
It is unknown if the victims were the intended targets of this shooting, police said.
According to Dickerson, there is a surveillance camera in the area.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser came to the scene and spoke at the news conference held by police on Monday night. The mayor and police are urging anyone with information about the shooting or the suspects to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099.