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US: Six-year-old dies during shooting in Washington DC

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Jul 2021, 07:17 pm

Washington: A shooting incident in Washington city of the US left a six-year-old girl dead and five people injured on Friday, media reports said.

In a video released by DC police, a silver or gray vehicle can be seen driving through the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Malcom X Avenue SE, and several gunshots can be seen being fired from the car, CNN reported.

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee identified the deceased as Nyiah Courtney.

"The cowards who committed this crime came into this community without any regard for human life, without regard for Nyiah's life, and opened fire, and that cannot and will not be tolerated," Contee was quoted as saying by CNN.

Mayor Muriel Bowser condoled the death of the minor and tweeted: "Today our city is heartbroken. A child’s life was taken, and there is no way to make sense of the callousness or cruelty."

"We will never accept gun violence as normal, & we must never allow people to get away with murdering our children. If you have information, please share it," the Mayor said.