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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — D.C. Police have released surveillance video footage in hopes of identifying several persons and a vehicle of interest in connection with the shooting at a playground in Petworth.

Police released the video on Sunday where they say the subjects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

A 7-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet when a man opened fire at the crowded playground located on Georgia Avenue.

The Metropolitan Police Department says the girl was shot in the leg at the Park Morton Apartment Complex playground at about 7:20 p.m. May 20. Police say a man was also found shot several blocks away in a related incident.

On Wednesday, police released a description for a person of interest in the shooting. He is described as a black male armed with a silver handgun, mid 20’s, around 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium complexion, light goatee, wearing a black skull cap, black hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants or black jeans, black timberland boots and black sunglasses.

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

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