Girl, six, killed and five adults injured in mass shooting outside Popeyes in Washington DC

Girl, six, killed and five adults injured in mass shooting outside Popeyes in Washington DC

  • A child was shot dead on Friday and five adults were injured in Washington DC
  • The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. near a Popeyes restaurant
  • Officers from the department’s 7th arrondissement heard the shots and responded at the intersection
  • Six-year-old girl was pronounced dead at Sibley Memorial Hospitalzie
  • The injured victims were three adult men and two adult women
  • No arrests have been made. Police hunt for ‘dark-colored car’

A six-year-old girl was killed late Friday night and five adults were injured in a mass shooting in Washington DC.

The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. near a Popeyes restaurant at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s avenues. and Malcolm X.

Officers from the department’s 7th arrondissement heard the shots and proceeded to the intersection, police said.

Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict said the girl was pronounced dead at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

He described the incident as a “mass shooting.”

The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. near a Popeyes restaurant at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Avenue (file image)

Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict (pictured) said the girl was pronounced dead at Sibley Memorial Hospital

Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict (pictured) said the girl was pronounced dead at Sibley Memorial Hospital

The injured victims were three adult men and two adult women.

They were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Benedict said: “Our condolences go out to the family of the six-year-old victim and also to the victims of the shooting.

“Any shooting that takes place in the city is unacceptable.

“We are responding to too many calls from children affected by gunfire. Please help us bring these gunmen to justice.’

No arrests have been made. Police are looking for a ‘dark-colored vehicle’.

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