Police: 9-year-old girl shot in apparent drive-by in Northeast DC


Fitfth District Commander William FitzGerald says a nine-year-old girl was hit by a bullet while she was playing in front of her house around 9:30 p.m. at 16th and E streets in Northeast Washington Friday.

He does not believe she was the intended target.

Her injuries are described as non-life threatening.

Fitzgerald believes the incident was a drive-by shooting.

Police are now searching for a dark-colored vehicle.

Just a few months ago, 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson was shot and killed on 53rd Street, NE.

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