Washington DC Police Department said a six-year-old girl was killed and five adults were injured in a mass shooting late on July 16.
Ashan Benedict, Executive assistant chief of police with the Metropolitan Police Department, provided a briefing to media in the early hours of Saturday morning.
He said that shortly after 11pm on Friday officers had heard gunfire at the corner of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King avenues. Attending the scene, they found six victims, five adults and the girl.
The five adults (three male, two female) were in hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, Benedict said.
“We’re asking for the public’s assistance to bring these shooters to justice,” he said. Credit: DC Realtime News via Storyful