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Niomi Russell Obituary, Girl 15, killed in drive-by shooting outside DC apartment

Niomi Russell Obituary – A 15-year-old female was fatally shot on Sunday night after suspects in a vehicle opened fire on a group of individuals outside an apartment building in Southeast D.C. The incident occurred on Elvans Road, Southeast, close to 11 p.m., as reported by the D.C. police in a press release on Monday. Law enforcement officers were already present in the vicinity and heard the gunshots.

Following the shooting, the teenage victim sought refuge inside the apartment building, where she was discovered by the officers. Identified as Niomi Russell, 15, from Northwest, the girl succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The police did not provide any details regarding the suspects or the vehicle in an updated statement on Monday. However, immediately after the incident, investigators issued a lookout for a silver SUV with a black top that was last seen near the location.

Authorities urge anyone with information about the shooting to contact the department at 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for details that lead to an arrest and conviction in the case. Below is a map depicting the area where the shooting occurred.

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