WASHINGTON - Authorities have released video of a shooting in which a 1-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet in Northeast D.C. on Monday.
D.C. police said the shooting happened in the 1300 block of I Street, NE at about 8:50 p.m. The surveillance video shows two men approach each other and start shooting. One of the men appears to be holding the hand of a small child before pulling a gun.
Police said the 1-year-old boy was hit in his leg and rushed to the hospital.
The baby's mother tells FOX 5 her son Jeremiah is already out if the hospital and is at home recovering and doing well.
Neighbor Alice Kehoe said she was shocked there was a gunfight in front of children, a few yards from her home.
"Where is the mentality? What's going on?" she asked. "I don't understand what is going on in people's minds. There are children around, you have other people around, and you're pulling out a gun and going out at it with each other."
Police were back in Northeast D.C. Thursday canvassing the area and handing out fliers with images from the surveillance video.
"No one shoots a 1yr old and gets away w/it on our watch,” D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham wrote on Twitter.
Newsham urged anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation to call the Metro Police Department at (202)727-9099.
The family of baby Jeremiah has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses. For more information, go to https://www.gofundme.com/1yr-old-baby-shot-on-13th-i-st-ne