Toddler shot in Southeast D.C.

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Grainy surveillance video appears to show a man, gun in hand, opening fire near a southeast D.C. apartment complex Thursday evening. One of the rounds hit a 3-year-old girl in the leg as she played on her family's 3rd floor balcony.

The girl was shot about 6:11 p.m. in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, SE.

Toni Johnson had just gotten home last night when shots rang out. She lives two floors down from the little girl.

A month ago a bullet shattered her bedroom window.

“It's so sad around here, so sad, my kids can't even come outside,” she says.

On Friday, a heavy police presence at the forest ridge apartments and along the 2400 block of Elvans Road. Still, the playground was empty Friday afternoon even with the extra cops.

A man who calls himself nook was keeping his one year old daughter close by.

“She stay in the house,” he says. “I make sure she's in at a certain time.”

D.C. police are early in the investigation and it’s unclear if the shooter was targeting someone in particular or just started shooting.

Police are looking for a black male with light complexion, with dreadlocks. He was wearing a black jacket and black pants. The jacket may have white stripes. The man is about 5'10" 180-200 lbs.


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