DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – CBS 11 News has learned the identity of a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed in the 3500 block of Munger Avenue in Dallas on Wednesday.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related and say someone fired a gun into the wrong apartment around 5:30 p.m. The bullet hit Brandoniya Bennett.READ MORE: American, Southwest, Other Airlines Warn Of Chaos From Imminent Verizon, AT&T 5G Rollout
According to investigators, the suspects went to an apartment looking for a tenant inside. When the person refused to come out, suspects went to the back of the building.
One of the suspects fired a shot, but it went into the wrong apartment and struck and killed Brandoniya.READ MORE: Texas Outreach Center Releases New Photo Of Synagogue Hostage-Taker Malik Faisal Akram
Police are still looking for the suspects.
Lakeitha Washington told CBS 11 she is best friends with Brandoniya’s mother. “I was praying for better news,” she said. “This is a baby. This is crazy. This is beyond crazy… messed up.”
“We can only imagine the toll that this is taking on the family, and even the officers that have to respond to scenes like this. It’s a scene that we never want to respond to‚” said Dallas Police Sgt. Warren Mitchell.MORE NEWS: Dallas Homicide Detectives Searching For Killer After Andre Tyron Rufus Fatally Shot
Anyone with information regarding this deadly shooting is asked to call Dallas Police Homicide at 214-671-3584.