10-year-old girl dead, multiple people injured after shooting in NE DC

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WASHINGTON — A 10-year-old girl is dead and multiple adults were hospitalized after a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Monday night. Now, police are asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle and suspects involved.

The girl has been identified as Makiyah Wilson, of Northeast D.C.

When a black Infiniti SUV with paper tags missing the rear bumper pulled into the 300 block of 53rd Street Northeast around 8 p.m., four masked people got out and opened fire, Assistant D.C. Police Chief Chanel Dickerson said.

The shooters got back into the vehicle and took off, Dickerson said.

D.C. Police Department’s Homicide Branch have asked for the public’s help identifying and locating the suspects and vehicle in connection to the shooting. They have released photos captured by a nearby security camera.

A composite of photos released by the D.C. Police Department of a black four door sedan and the suspects in a shooting that killed a 10-year-old girl and wounded three others in Northeast D.C. on Monday. (Courtesy D.C. Police)

Police say that Wilson and several other injured adults were transported to nearby hospitals, but Wilson was pronounced dead after all life-saving efforts failed.

“[The suspects] did this indiscriminately. They came out in this community without regard to human life and opened fire,” Dickerson said about the shooters. She added that the neighborhood has a surveillance camera.

It’s not clear if any of the victims were intended targets, Dickerson added. Police continue to investigate this shooting.

Anyone with any information about is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or to text the department’s anonymous tip line at 50411. The D.C. Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information leading up to the arrest and conviction of suspects responsible for any homicide committed in the District.

Below is a map of the area where the shooting happened.

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