D.C. Police have released a surveillance video of what appears to be the aftermath of a daylight shootout that cleared the Girard Street Park playground and temporarily locked down the Columbia Heights Community Center.
In the video, a man can be seen darting past a swing set and a group of fleeing children.
Police say that two men shot at one another in a crowded playground on July 7 around 11:29 a.m.
Nobody was hurt in the shootout, but police say several bullets struck property throughout the area.
The incident prompted a widespread community response that included a public meeting with D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.
“In the long term, I am working to ensure MPD has the resources they need to prevent these kinds of incidents, while applying constant pressure on MPD so that they leave no stone unturned in their efforts to keep Ward 1 safe,” Nadeau said in a July 7 statement.
Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.
Video via MPD