Police: 18-year-old dead after she was found shot at SE DC crash scene

Author: Khalida Volou (WUSA9) Published: 7:55 AM EST February 15, 2021 Updated: 6:58 PM EST February 15, 2021 WASHINGTON — An 18-year-old woman is dead after she was found with a gunshot wound following a two-vehicle crash in Southeast D.C. Sunday evening, D.C. Police said. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Branch Avenue, police said. Two cars were disabled at the scene after the collision. D.C. Fire and EMS crews were also called to the scene and helped the woman who was a passenger in one of the crashed vehicles. As EMS crews were looking at her injuries, they noticed a gunshot wound in her shoulder, police said. The woman was transported to the hospital unconscious and not breathing. She was pronounced dead moments later. The drivers of the cars involved in the crash were not seriously injured, police said. Police have identified the woman as Cierra Young of District Heights, Maryland. Young was shot when she was in the car, according to police, though they have not yet determined whether the shots came from outside or inside the car. At this time, there are no further details on the lookout for a possible suspect or suspects. This is an ongoing investigation. According to Cierra Young's mother, LaShawn Young, Cierra had an older sister and a younger brother. Cierra-- -- nicknamed CeCe -- was a new aunt, and her mother described her as a very smart and funny woman who loved her siblings. CeCe previously worked at the LongHorn Steakhouse in Largo, Maryland, and while her family still lives in District Heights, CeCe had moved to D.C. before graduating high school in the District.

Credit: Courtesy LaShawn Young 18-year-old Cierra "CeCe" Young had just become an aunt to her older sister's new baby.

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