Mass Shooting in Baltimore
Authorities said an 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were killed and 28 others wounded in a mass shooting at a block party in Baltimore. Nine people were taken to hospitals from the scene and another 20 people went to nearby hospitals. According to a police statement, three of the injured are in critical condition. According to authorities, the 18-year-old died at the scene, while the 20-year-old died at a hospital. Twelve patients are being treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and four patients are being treated at the medical center’s pediatric emergency department, the spokesman for the University of Maryland Medical System said. , Michael Schwartzberg, in an emailed statement.
Baltimore Shooting Details
Police received several calls after 12:30 a.m. m. and arrived to find a woman dead and nine other people with gunshot wounds, according to Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley. There is no information on the suspects or motive at this time, but investigators are “working on an extensive crime scene,” Worley said. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott described the incident as a “reckless and cowardly act that occurred here that permanently altered many lives and cost two people their lives.” Scott said the block party was a celebration of Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood, which he described as a working-class neighborhood filled with immense pride.
“It’s an event that happens in Brooklyn every year,” he told CNN’s Victor Blackwell and Amara Walker. “People were celebrating and then at some point shots rang out and people of course were trying to escape, to get out of there.” “It’s a neighborhood that has had its problems, but a neighborhood that has seen some people in that community really determined to see it succeed and see things change,” he added. Earlier, Scott said the tragedy “highlights the impacts and need to deal with the overproliferation of illegal guns on our streets and the ability of those who shouldn’t have them to get their hands on them.” Scott and police officers urged anyone with information to come forward and help find those responsible. The mayor also said that he is mobilizing all available resources to assist in the investigation. His message to the perpetrator was simple: “We won’t stop until we find you, and we will find you.”” Until then, I hope that with every breath you take, you think of the lives you took and you think of the lives you impacted here tonight,” he added.