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Baltimore block party shooting: Two dead and 28 injured with gunman at large

Mayor Brandon Scott described the shooting as ‘reckless’ and ‘cowardly’

Martha McHardy
Sunday 02 July 2023 15:36 BST
Baltimore: Mayor condemns 'reckless, cowardly' mass shooting of 30 people

A teenager is among two people dead after a mass shooting in Baltimore.

An 18-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 20-year-old man was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital, police said. A further 28 people were injured, including three who were left in critical condition.

Nine victims were transported to area hospitals after being found with gunshot wounds by police.

Police said the gunman remains at large and were unclear on a possible motive. Baltimore Police Department acting commissioner Richard Worley said investigators were “working an extensive crime scene.”

The shooting took place in the 800 block of Gretna Avenue early Sunday morning.

Hundreds of people were gathered in the area for an event called “Brooklyn Day,” a witness told TV station Fox 45, adding that they had heard 20 to 30 shots fired

Mayor Brandon Scott described the shooting as “reckless” and “cowardly”.

“We will not stop until we find you—and we will find you,” Mr Scott said, speaking about the perpetrator.

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Two dead and 28 injured in block party attack as gunman still at large

Two people have died, and 28 are injured, including three people who are in critical condition, after a mass shooting in Baltimore, police said.

Baltimore Police Department acting commissioner Richard Worley confirmed the number of dead and injured during a press conference at the scene.

Nine people were transported to area hospitals after police arrived at the scene to find one woman dead, Baltimore Worley said.

Police said the gunman remains at large, but clarified there is no motive at this time. Worley said investigators are “working an extensive crime scene.”

The shooting took place in the 800 block of Gretna Avenue early Sunday morning.

Mayor Brandon Scott described the shooting as “reckless” and “cowardly”.

He said: “This was a reckless, cowardly act that happened here and that has permanently altered many lives and cost two people their lives.”

“We will not stop until we find you—and we will find you,” mayor Scott said, speaking about the perpetrator.

Police officials have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 11:08
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Watch: Mayor condemns 'reckless, cowardly' mass shooting of 30 people

Baltimore: Mayor condemns 'reckless, cowardly' mass shooting of 30 people
Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 11:08
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Witnesses heard 20 to 30 shots fired - Fox 45

Hundreds of people were gathered in the area for an event called “Brooklyn Day,” a witness told TV station Fox 45, adding that they had heard 20 to 30 shots fired.

Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 11:19
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Mayor Scott condemns mass shooting

Mayor Scott said: “This was a reckless, cowardly act that happened here and that has permanently altered many lives and cost two people their lives.

“We will not stop until we find you—and we will find you,” Mr Scott said, speaking about the perpetrator.

“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,” he added.

Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 11:27
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‘Our hearts are heavy,’ says Baltimore councillor as two killed and 28 injured

In a statement posted on Facebook, councilwoman Phylicia Porter said: “Our hearts are heavy as we learn about the devastating mass shooting incident at Brooklyn Homes near 800 Herndon Ct.

“Our office is gathering more information and to support those affected. We are in constant communication with the Scott Administration, Baltimore City Police Department, the community, and other relevant stakeholders.

“Please keep the victims and their families in your thoughts as we navigate through this tragedy.”

Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 11:31
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30 victims confirmed in mass shooting

Baltimore Police Department acting commissioner Richard Worley confirmed there were a total of 30 victims of the mass shooting during a press conference at the scene.

Two were killed, while 28 were injured, including three who are in a critical condition. All of the victims were adults.

“I want those who are responsible to hear me, and hear me very clearly,” mayor Brandon Scott said at the scene.

“We will not stop until we find you, and we will find you. Until then, I hope that every single breath you take, that you think about the lives that you took, think about the lives that you impacted here tonight.”

No arrests were made immediately after the shooting. Scott asked anyone with information to come forward to assist investigators locate the “cowards” who were responsible for the shooting.

“Treat this as if it were your family,” Mr Scott said. “How you would want people to treat it if you were mourning, if this was your neighborhood, if this 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.”

Sam Rkaina2 July 2023 11:34
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20 people walked into hospitals following shooting

Two people have died, and 28 are injured, including three people who are in critical condition, after a mass shooting in Baltimore, police said.

Nine people were transported from the scene to local hospitals, while 20 others affected walked into hospitals in the area, police said.

Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 11:45
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Watch mayor Scott’s statment following mass shooting

Baltimore’s mayor has condemned a “reckless, cowardly” mass shooting in the city that left two people dead and three fighting for their lives in the early hours of Sunday, 2 July.

At least 25 more people have been injured in the incident, which occurred at a block party in the Brooklyn Homes area of South Baltimore.

Mayor Brandon Scott addressed the perpetrator during a press conference: “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.”

Holly Patrick reports:

Baltimore: Mayor condemns ‘reckless’ mass shooting of 30 people

Baltimore’s mayor has condemned a “reckless, cowardly” mass shooting in the city that left two people dead and three fighting for their lives in the early hours of Sunday, 2 July. At least 25 more people have been injured in the incident, which occurred at a block party in the Brooklyn Homes area of South Baltimore. Mayor Brandon Scott adressed the perpetrator a press conference: “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.”

Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 11:50
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No arrests made as gunman still at large

No arrests were made immediately after the shooting, which took place in the 800 block of Gretna Avenue early Sunday morning.

Police said the gunman remains at large, but clarified there is no motive at this time. Baltimore Police Department acting commissioner Richard Worley said investigators are “working an extensive crime scene.”

Two people have died, and 28 are injured, including three people who are in critical condition, after a mass shooting at a block party in Baltimore, police said.

Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 11:54
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18 and 20-year-old killed in mass shooting, say poice

An 18-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene and a 20-year-old male was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital, the police said.

Some 28 others are injured, including three people who are in critical condition, after a mass shooting at a block party in Baltimore.

All the victims are adults.

Martha Mchardy2 July 2023 12:03

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