Car Connected to D.C. Drive-By Shooting Found Burned

D.C. police announced Monday that they found the car involved in the drive-by shooting that wounded five people and killed 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney.

The police said officers found the 4-door silver sedan that killed Nyiah Courtney as she waited for a bus with her mom on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast

Sources told WTOP the vehicle was found burned and investigators are scouring it to find any evidence that’ll lead them to her killers.

Ingenuity Prep, where Nyiah was set to attend 1st grade with her older sister Nakiyah, an upcoming 4th grader, released a statement on their website and social media:


“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. Our school leaders are in communication with the Courtney family and we’ve begun planning for honoring Nyiah’s life and supporting the Courtney family following the shocking and heartbreaking loss of Nyiah. As we have additional details about vigils and/or celebration of life services, we will share them with our community.”


The school plans to honor Nyiah’s memory and is offering grief counseling to students and families associated with the school via Zoom.

There is a $60,000 reward for any tip that leads to an arrest in the case. If you have any information about the car or case please call (202) 727-9099 or text 50411


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