A woman was fatally shot and a small girl was wounded Sunday evening as they were boarding a Metrobus in Southeast Washington, authorities said.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, who went to the scene, said the woman was thought to be the mother of the child. She apparently was on or near the steps of the bus with the girl in her arms when the shooting occurred about 5:40 p.m. on Minnesota Avenue SE.
A police source said the woman was shot in the face.
The child was grazed, the source said.
The gunfire apparently came from someone on the sidewalk, Metro spokeswoman Caroline Lukas said.
The shooting apparently occurred at 18th Street and Minnesota Avenue, said Jackie L. Jeter, the president of the labor union that represents Metro employees in the District. The woman may have been shot in the doorway of the bus, she said.
The driver “pulled the bus away to get out of danger” before stopping at 19th and Minnesota, she said. Maps show bus stops at both intersections.