A six-year-old girl was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that took place in Washington, D.C., Friday night.
The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia released a video statement regarding the shooting, which took place shortly after 11 pm.
**reposted w/o audio interference** 7.17.21 Executive Assistant Chief Benedict provides on-scene briefing of shooting incident at 2900 block of MLK Ave SE pic.twitter.com/NAfwOF1IqV
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 17, 2021
Executive Assistant Chief Ashan M. Benedict said police heard shots of gunfire at 2900 Block of Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Southeast.
Furthermore, Benedict asserted that they immediately rushed to the scene to find six victims injured: three male adults, two female adults, and one child.
He said a 6-year-old girl was shot and killed at the scene and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Meanwhile, the five adults were being treated at area hospitals Friday night with non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooters are unknown, and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying them. “We’re asking for the public’s assistance to bring these shooters to justice,” he noted.