A 6-YEAR-OLD has been killed and five more are injured after a mass shooting in Washington, D.C on Friday evening.

The incident occurred at around 11:10 p.m last night in the southeast part of the district.

Metropolitan Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict said officers were called to the area after reports of gunshots.

When they arrived on the scene, a group of people directed them to those who were shot.

Benedict confirmed that a child was taken to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

In addition, three men and two women were shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made.

In a statement Benedict said: "We're responding to too many calls of children being affected by gunfire.

"There is too much gun violence still perpetuated in this city."

Police have not provided any details about the suspect and said they were looking for video and witnesses.

They are also calling on the help from the public for any information.

This is a developing story…

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