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Security cameras located near DC playground shooting were not working

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A D.C. councilmember has confirmed to FOX 5 that security cameras located near a playground where a 6-year-old girl was shot were not working.

The shooting happened Tuesday night on Morton Street.

Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham told FOX 5 that the cameras overlooking the playground at the Park Morton apartment complex were not recording at the time of the shooting where witnesses say a male suspect, who was dressed in all-black, fired his weapon at the crowded playground.

The suspect was aiming for and hit a 25-year-old man in the back, who fled the area and later was taken to the hospital to get treated for his wounds. A stray bullet from the gunman also struck 6-year-old Kalia Smalley in her left leg.

The cameras are operated by the District’s public housing department.

According to Graham, there was an update to their system and created a glitch that knocked out several cameras.

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