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8 Year-Old Girl Shot in Southeast D.C.

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A young girl was shot near Valley Avenue in SE, D.C.  (Photo credit: WNEW's Heather Curtis)

A young girl was shot near Valley Avenue in SE, D.C. (Photo credit: WNEW’s Heather Curtis)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – An 8-year-old girl was shot in the chest in Southeast Washington on Friday afternoon and police are searching for the suspects.

The girl was shot in the 1200 block of Valley Avenue SE just after 3 p.m.

She was shot when she was walking from her aunt’s apartment building to her mother’s house.

D.C. Fire and Rescue Services said she was conscious and breathing when she was transported to a local hospital, where she is in critical condition.

Police say they are looking for two suspects who fled from the scene of the shooting. One is a black male wearing a black shirt and white pants; the other is a black male wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.

Police are at the scene investigating the shooting.

WNEW’s Heather Curtis contributed to this report. Follow her and WNEW on Twitter.

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