Neighborhood shooting leaves 15-year-old dead

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A night of terror struck Southeast Washington, D.C., as a 15-year-old girl was mercilessly gunned down on Sunday. The suspects reportedly shot the victim from a vehicle, provoking panic and chaos in the neighborhood.

According to the local police, Niomi Russell was in the vicinity of an apartment building on the 2400 block of Elvans Road SE, when an unidentified shooter targeted people from a moving vehicle. Russell, a Northwest D.C. resident, was struck by the gunfire and managed to retreat into the building. A police watch commander confirmed Russell was shot in the neck.

Police officers who heard the gunfire quickly converged on the scene, which is located near Stanton Road and Suitland Parkway in the Barry Farm area. Unfortunately, by the time they arrived, Russell had lost her battle for life.

D.C. police are currently pursuing leads in connection to the case. One of the leads is a silver SUV with a black top seen in the vicinity following the shooting. It was last spotted on Stanton Road SE, heading in the direction of Sheridan.

The investigation is ongoing, with authorities yet to disclose potential motives for the shooting or clarify whether Russell was the intended target.