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8-year-old Southeast DC girl in critical condition after being shot

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A manhunt is on for two possible suspects after an 8-year-old girl was shot outside the Wheeler Terrace Apartment complex on Valley Avenue.

Her grandmother says Makayla Darden had just left her aunt's apartment and was headed for her mother's building when she was struck, apparently caught in the crossfire of some people who were shooting.

Police say the child was struck in the upper body. She was taken to a local hospital for surgery and is in critical condition.

Beverly Darden says her granddaughter was conscious and breathing when the ambulance took her away.

The area is no stranger to gun violence. Police have a lookout for two possible suspects. The descriptions are vague. One is a black man who was wearing white pants and a black shirt. The other was wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or the text tip line at 50411.

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