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16-Year-Old Girl Shot in Head in Northeast DC: Police

A person of interest was taken into custody

A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the head in Northeast D.C. Thursday, police said.

The shooting happened inside an apartment after 3 p.m. in the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road NE, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

Medics took the girl to a hospital. She was in critical condition, police said.

A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head inside an apartment in Northeast D.C., police said. Officers stopped a person of interest who was leaving the scene. Jackie Bensen reports.

A man who was leaving the scene was taken into custody, Newsham said. Police said he is a person of interest. Investigators also talked to witnesses at the scene.

On Friday, police released a photo of a vehicle of interest, a 2017 Kia Sorento SUV with Maryland tag 1DD2833. The SUV may have front end damage.

Metropolitan Police Department

Police said the shooting was possibly a domestic incident.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

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