“At approximately 7:24 p.m., MPD Third District units were dispatched to the 600 blocks of Park Road and Morton Streets to investigate the sounds of gunshots. Upon MPD’s arrival, two victims were located with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds and transported to area hospitals. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099. Thank you.”
UPDATE from MPD:
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in connection with an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), which occurred in the 600 block of Morton Street, NW.
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at approximately 7:22 pm, an adult male and a juvenile female were at the playground located in the 600 block of Morton Street, NW, when an armed male subject entered the playground and began shooting. Both the adult male and juvenile female sustained a gunshot wound. Both shooting victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The subject is described as follows:
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.
The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for committing this shooting. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”