6-year-old girl killed in mass shooting in Washington, D.C.: police

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A six-year-old miss was killed and 5 adults were earnestly injured successful a mass shooting successful Washington D.C. precocious Friday night, according to police.

Executive Asst. Chief Ashan Benedict said successful a video posted to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Twitter relationship that shots were fired astir 11 p.m. successful the country wherever Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Malcolm X Avenue intersect successful the city’s southeast.

“(Police) didn’t person a call, they really heard the shots fired and responded,” helium said. “They recovered respective gunshot victims.”

The six-year-old miss was pronounced dormant successful hospital, Benedict said.

**reposted w/o audio interference** 7.17.21 Executive Assistant Chief Benedict provides on-scene briefing of shooting incidental astatine 2900 artifact of MLK Ave SE pic.twitter.com/NAfwOF1IqV

— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 17, 2021

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The adults, 3 males and 2 females, are successful infirmary with non-life-threatening injuries, helium added.

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No fishy has been arrested. Police tweeted that they were looking for a conveyance that is “dark successful colour.”

The girl’s decease marks the District’s 102nd homicide of 2021. Homicides successful the nation’s superior person been connected the emergence for the past 4 years, according to D.C. constabulary data.

“Any shooting that takes spot successful the metropolis is unacceptable,” Benedict said Friday. “We’re responding to excessively galore calls of children being affected by gunfire truthful please, assistance america bring these shooters to justice.”

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