At least 2 dead and 28 injured in shooting in Baltimore

The aftermath of a shooting in Baltimore.

The aftermath of a shooting in Baltimore. Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

At least two people died and 28 others were injured in a mass shooting early Sunday morning in Baltimore, officials said.

The incident happened around 12:35 a.m. in the Brooklyn borough of Baltimore, when officers responded to “multiple calls of a reported shooting,” Baltimore police said in a news release. Upon arriving at the scene, “officers located several victims,” ​​police said.

The deceased victims were an 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man died in hospital a short time later. At least nine of the surviving victims of the shooting were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, police said, while 20 others walked to the hospitals themselves. Three of the victims are listed in critical condition, while the others remain in various states of care, police added.

There is no information on a suspect, Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley told a news conference, but officials were “working on a large crime scene,” he said. -he declares.

The gunshots “went on and on and on,” witness Lakell Nelson told the Baltimore Sun. Nelson added that there had been several false alarms earlier in the night from people mistaking fireworks for gunshots, and was unsure what had happened until two victims approach her.

The shooting happened during a midnight block party that is believed to take place every year. but it is unclear what the motive was. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott described the shooting as a “reckless and cowardly act that happened here that forever changed many lives and cost the lives of two people.” Scott also told CNN that the Brooklyn neighborhood “has had its issues, but [it’s] a neighborhood that has seen people in this community truly determined to see it succeed and see things change.”

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