Teen girl shot in head in Northeast DC, near Gallaudet U.

WASHINGTON — Police are saying that the victim who was shot in the head in Northeast D.C. Thursday afternoon is a 16-year-old girl.

Earlier, D.C. police said she was a woman but have now identified her as a teenager.

Around 3 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of gunshots in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE, a block south of New York Avenue and near Gallaudet University. They entered an apartment and found the girl with a gunshot wound to the head, Chief Peter Newsham told reporters.

She was taken to a hospital where Newsham said she is in “very, very serious condition.”

Police are talking to a person of interest, but Newsham said, “Whether or not that person was involved, we don’t know at this point.”

It’s still unclear if the shooting was connected to a domestic incident or a random attack, but Newsham said it seemed like the shooting happened inside the apartment and that there were no signs of forced entry. No weapons have been recovered at this time.


Teta Alim

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