The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced on Monday the recovery of a vehicle suspected to be connected to the fatal shooting of six-year-old Nyiah Courtney in Southeast DC.
Courtney was shot near the intersection of Malcolm X Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at approximately 11 pm Friday night. Five adults, including the child’s mother, were also shot, and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The little girl was pronounced dead at the hospital where she was taken.
The suspects were driving the car that was found burned on Monday, according to DC police. It was caught on a surveillance camera following the incident.
Nyiah was going to be a first grader at Ingenuity Prep, which released a statement, saying “Nyiah will be remembered by those close to her as being so full of energy, loving to dance, and sing, and so helpful to her teachers and peers.”
MPD has recovered a vehicle we believe may be connected to this case. At this time, this case remains under active investigation.
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The investigation into the case is ongoing. MPD published a photo of the vehicle. Anyone who has information that may help the investigation is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or submit their tip by texting 50411.
A reward of up to $60,000 is offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the shooting.