The incident took place around 11.30 am on Thursday. Model Samya Gill and her partner were resting in a parked car on 37th Street SE in Washington, DC, when gunmen in another vehicle opened fire on them, police said.
When the assailants started firing at the car, they tried to drive the car at high speed, but both of them were shot. Foreign media reported that the car stopped after going a long way from the scene. With the help of the police, the woman was immediately taken to a nearby hospital.
An eight-month pregnant woman who was shot and admitted to hospital in a critical condition gave birth to a baby but died soon after. Police said the baby’s condition is critical. The man who was with the woman was injured. Police said that there is no need to worry about his health condition.
Police said the accused arrived wearing a white jacket and dark clothes. Nearby CCTV footage shows them firing at the car and running away. Investigation is going on based on these scenes. The police have released these images to trace the attackers.
Police released surveillance camera images showing the suspects wearing a white jacket and hoodie and another in dark clothing running toward the victims’ car and firing shots. The police said that it was a premeditated attack and they do not know the reason behind the firing. The police have announced a reward for information about the accused.
Officials said that the level of violence including murder is high in the city. The attack and killing of Samya Gill was one of four murders in the city last week. The media reported that the city’s homicide rate had risen to sixteen percent.
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