Police Release Video in NW DC Playground Shooting

Metropolitan police released a YouTube surveillance video in connection with a shooting May 20 that injured a six-year-old girl and a 25-year old man.

The girl and six or seven other children were in the playground at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Morton Street NW when she was shot in the knee by a stray bullet.

"It was chaos. It was pure chaos," a witness told News4. "I have never seen children that terrified in my life. It was disturbing."

The little girl who was shot told News4's Mark Segraves that she's scared to go back to the playground. "I might get shot again," she said.

"It felt like a pop," the girl said. "I heard two shots. One for a man that got shot in the back, and the other one was on my knee. I tried to run to my mom.

Investigators hope someone can identify people or the car in the video and help them solve the crime.

Police described the suspect as 5'4" and in his mid-20s with a light goatee.  They say he carried a silver handgun and wore a black skull cap, black hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants, black boots and black sunglasses the night of the shooting, police said.

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