DC police release playground shooting video

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are looking to identify a person of interest in connection to an assault incident in DC.

It happened at a playground located on the 600 block of Morton Street, N.W. on Tuesday around 7:22 p.m. An adult male and a juvenile female were at the playground when an armed male suspect began shooting. Both victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

In a statement, Richard White, Director of Public Affairs & Communications for DC Housing Authority said the following:

"DCHA owns and manages housing for low-income families. We've invested millions of dollars in enhancements, such as lighting and fences. In addition, we have invested in an infrastructure of more than 1,200 cameras across the city designed to supplement law enforcement's efforts to investigate crimes when they occur. At the time of the shooting the onsite camera equipment was operating but the recording equipment was engaged in a software maintenance routine so the footage caught on camera was not recorded.

A psychopath walked to a playground and fired a weapon hitting two people, including a precious child, and countless others were traumatized. The perpetrator should be tracked down and jailed for a long time. We know MPD is doing their part with the criminal investigation and we're doing what we can to assist them. Tragically, horrific reports like this are made in communities too often."

Officials describe the suspect as a 'Black male armed with a silver handgun, mid 20's, approximately 5'4'' tall, medium complexion, light goatee, wearing a black skull cap, black hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants or black jeans, black timberland boots and black sunglasses.'

If you have any information, call Police at (202) 727-9099.


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