15-year-old girl killed in shooting in Southeast DC

A teen girl was shot and killed Sunday night in Southwest D.C., police say. 

Around 10:48 p.m. Sunday night, D.C. police officers were patrolling in the area around the 2400 block of Elvans Rd SE when they heard gunshots. 

Officials say that the suspects fired shots from a car at people outside on Elvans Rd.After the gunshots, the victim ran inside the building where she was found by the responding officers.

She died at the scene, police say. 

Police have identified the victim as Niomi Russell of Northwest D.C.

It's unknown if she was the intended target.

Police are on the lookout for a silver SUV with a black top, last seen on Stanton Road and Sheridan Road SE. 

The investigation is ongoing.