DCHA Statement on Park Morton shooting:
“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.”
-Richard White, Director of Public Affairs & Communications for DC Housing Authority”