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MASS SHOOTING IN SOUTH BALTIMORE | 30 people shot, 2 killed during block party

July 2, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

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Gunfire that erupted during a block party early this morning left two people dead and 28 other people injured, according to Baltimore City Police. Police said they were still looking for the shooter.

Both of the people who were killed were adults, an 18-year-old woman, and a 20-year-old man, according to police. Three of the victims are in critical condition the remaining victims range in condition at local hospitals. The victims range in age, as well, police say.

Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley called the crime scene “extensive” and said that other jurisdictions were working with them to figure out a motive for the shooting.

Worley said the police department received multiple calls about a shooting in the 800 block of Gretna Court about 12:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found multiple people who had been shot.

Police say preliminary, there are 30 total shooting victims. According to police, nine victims were taken from the scene to local hospitals, and 20 victims walked into area hospitals across the region.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said that the city is grieving for the lives that have been lost and the people who were injured.

Scott called the shooting “reckless” and “cowardly.”

“I want those who are responsible to hear me and hear me very clearly. We will not stop until we find you, and we will find you. Until then, I hope with every single breath that you take that you think about the lives that you took and you think about the lives that you impacted here tonight,” said Scott.

Hundreds of people were gathered in the area for an event called “Brooklyn Day,” according to a witness.

A witness told FOX45 News that they heard 20 to 30 shots fired. “They just kept going off.”

Some of the people were taken to Harbor Hospital.

The sprawling crime scene covers multiple blocks and is littered with debris.

Scott urged people who knew anything about the shooting to come forward. “Treat this as if it were your family and how you would want people to treat it if you were mourning, if this was your neighborhood, if was an event in your community that this happened at. We want you to treat it that way because that’s how we have to treat each other as Baltimoreans,” said Scott.

“We will not stop until we find those cowards who decided to just shoot dozens of people, causing two people to lose their lives and we’re going to be here until we find them,” said Scott.

Scott said every single Baltimore City agency would be in Brooklyn offering assistance.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and assumed control over the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Homicide detectives at 410-396-2100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You may also text tips through the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland website.

 

Culled from WBFF

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