A 7-year-old girl was shot and evacuated by helicopter on the northbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway near the Capital Beltway just after 1 p.m. Monday.
U.S. Park Police are searching for 20-year-old Alec Gary Wilbur in connection with the afternoon shooting.
Police said Wilbur should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on his current whereabouts should call 911, or the anonymous tip line at 202-379-4877.
The United States Park Police, Criminal Investigations, Major Crimes Unit, is seeking the public’s help. Detectives are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact the CIB Tip Line at 1-888-361-3332, (202) 379-4877, or USPP_tipline@nps.gov. pic.twitter.com/vThBCkE0wG
— USPPNEWS (@usparkpolicepio) December 22, 2020
WTOP news partner NBC Washington reported the girl’s condition is unknown.
Greenbelt Mayor Colin Byrd told WTOP the incident started as an act of road rage and then “turned into a shooting on the parkway.”
U.S. Park Police officers found the girl with a gunshot wound on her leg when they arrived following a report on the parkway shooting, according to the agency.
On Monday, the shooting investigation closed a 2-mile segment of the roadway and backed up traffic in both directions for nearly four hours.
NBC Washington’s helicopter was on the scene and provided the following aerial images via Twitter.
#BreakingNews Northbound 295 #Baltimore #Washington Parkway CLOSED prior to 495 beltway for investigation, after a reported shooting incident with one child transported from scene via Park Police Eagle1 @nbcwashington #Chopper4 #mdtraffic #dctraffic pic.twitter.com/0YPYh5jFBe
— Brad Freitas (@Chopper4Brad) December 21, 2020
Initially, U.S. Park Police said they were looking for a black Honda with two people that left the scene.
WTOP’s Ken Duffy and Luke Lukert, and The Associated Press, contributed to this report.