Charnice Milton, DC Reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — District police say a reporter going home after an assignment was shot and killed by a gunman on a dirt bike who was apparently trying to shoot someone else.

Chief Cathy Lanier says 27-year-old Charnice Milton was changing buses Wednesday night when she was shot. Milton, who worked at Capital Community News, died at a local hospital.

Capital Community News said in a story on its website that Milton was returning from covering a community meeting in the southeast section of Washington.

Managing editor Andrew Lightman told The Washington Post that Milton, who had worked for Capital Community News for three years, was diligent and intrepid.

Milton’s slaying was among five shootings Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Southeast Washington. Police say the shootings do not appear to be related.