Young Girl Shot On Playground in Northwest D.C.

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A 7-year-old girl was shot at a playground at the Park Morton apartments in northwest Washington Tuesday night, according to D.C. Police.

The shooting occurred in the 600 block of Morton Street NW around 7:20 p.m., police say.

The girl was alert when she was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A man who was also struck by a bullet was found nearby on Georgia Avenue a short time later, police say. He is recovering from gunshot wounds to the back and buttocks and is expected to survive.

Police are working to identify a suspect and motive.

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