WASHINGTON - Police have identified the 10-year-old girl who was shot and killed Monday in a shooting that left several others wounded and have released images of a vehicle they believe was involved.
Officers say they responded to the 300 block of 53rd Street around 8 p.m. Monday for reports of gunfire. Once on the scene they found a woman, a man, and a young girl suffering from gunshots.
The girl, identified as Makiyah Wilson, was pronounced dead on the scene. Residents said Wilson recently celebrated her birthday. Police say in addition to the man and woman who were hurt, two men later arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.
Investigators say a nearby surveillance camera captured images of what they believe is the suspect vehicle. It is a black 4-door Infiniti sedan.
D.C. Police Assistant Chief Chanel Dickerson said four black men wearing masks pulled into the courtyard at the scene, got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots into a crowd of 15 to 20 before fleeing the scene.
"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."
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and police are urging anyone with information about the shooting or the suspects to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099. Police are offering a $25,000 reward in the case.