D.C. police are investigating the shooting of an eight-year-old girl in Southeast Washington on Friday afternoon.
It happened shortly after 3 p.m., in an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Valley Avenue SE.
Authorities said the girl was shot in the upper body. D.C. Fire and Rescue Services said was conscious and breathing. She was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Family members told News4′s Darcy Spencer the girl was walking from her aunt’s apartment building to her mother’s apartment building.