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Girl, 9, Shot in Southeast DC; Police Looking for Black Infiniti With Tinted Windows

The girl is expected to survive

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A 9-year-old girl was shot in Southeast D.C. Monday evening.

The girl was walking with a relative in the 1500 block of Good Hope Road SE about 5 p.m. when someone opened fire on a nearby black Infiniti with heavily tinted windows, police said. The girl was struck in the lower body by one stray bullet.   

“It doesn’t look like she was in anyway involved, and now she is at the hospital with a bullet wound,” Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham said. “Thankfully, we’re getting a report from the hospital that it does not appear to be a life-threatening injury. So hopefully she will make a full recovery.”

The girl and her relative walked to the 1800 block of Good Hope Road, where the relative called 911.

Police are looking for the black Infiniti, which was seen fleeing the scene.


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The girl is the third juvenile victim of gun violence in two weeks. A bullet grazed the face of a 12-year-old boy last week while he walked home from a store along W Street NW. Just a week before that, 15-month-old Carmelo Duncan was shot and killed while riding in a car on Southern Avenue SE.

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