WASHINGTON (7News) — UPDATE: 10-year-old girl pronounced dead after being shot in car with family on Sunday: DC Police
A child is in the hospital after she was shot while riding in a vehicle in Northeast D.C., the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said.
MPD Assistant Chief Andre Wright said around 9 p.m., a family was driving home along the 3700 block of Hayes Street and heard the sound of gunshots when they realized their 10-year-old girl, Arianna Davis, was struck by gunfire in the upper body.
Wright said the family drove to a D.C. firehouse in the 1500 block of C Street Southeast and Arianna was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
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Police determined the shooting happened while Arianna was riding in a vehicle in the 3700 block of Hayes Street Northeast just off Kenilworth Avenue.
"We have to get to the bottom of this," Wright said. "We're going to do all that we must do to bring these individuals to justice."
MPD does not believe Arianna or the family was targeted and she was "accidentally hit in the barrage of gunfire."
Wright said the family was out celebrating Mother's Day.
"This is Mother's Day -- they were doing what we all were doing today -- celebrating the outstanding work and efforts of moms," Wright said.
Anyone with information on this incident can call the police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
D.C. Police have issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Washington Field Division has also offered an additional $10,000, bringing the total possible reward amount for this case to $20,000.
A group close to Arianna's mother has started a GoFundMe in honor of Arianna's life. To donate, click here.