HBO star makes surprise cameo shortly after 7-year-old girl’s shooting

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T.J. Miller, of the new HBO hit “Silicon Valley,” was at the crime scene of a shooting in which a 7-year-old girl was injured Tuesday evening. (Photo courtesy HBO)

T.J. Miller, the shaggy-haired actor on HBO’s new hit “Silicon Valley,” appeared at a D.C. crime scene minutes after a 7-year-old girl was struck by a bullet Tuesday night.

Sharp-eyed photojournalist Carlos Martinez of NBC Washington recognized the up-and-coming comedian in front of yellow crime scene tape and videotaped the actor before Miller ducked away. Martinez posted a photo of Miller on Twitter and pointed out a red stain on the actor’s pants.

It’s unclear what Miller was doing in the Park View neighborhood, one of the rougher areas in that part of the District. He and his publicist could not be reached Wednesday.

According to his social media postings, Miller was in the Washington area this week, touring the national monuments and co-hosting a podcast“Cashing In With T.J. Miller.” In the HBO show, Miller plays an arrogant blowhard who smokes a lot of pot and ingests mushrooms.

Police said a gunman entered the playground in the the 600 block of Morton Street, NW, around 7:30 p.m., and began shooting, striking a 7-year-old girl and an adult male. Both victims were expected to survive with minor wounds.

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