Two dead in shooting in Baltimore

Police announced on Sunday a "mass shooting incident"  took place in Baltimore

Police say a ‘mass shooting incident’ took place in Baltimore on Sunday – Baltimore Police

At least two people were killed and 28 injured in a mass shooting early Sunday in the US city of Baltimore, police said.

Police received multiple calls about a shooting just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday (0430 GMT) at a street party in the Brooklyn borough of Maryland, Acting Police Commissioner Rich Worley said during a press conference.

“As officers arrived, we located several victims with gunshot wounds,” Worley said.

An 18-year-old woman was found dead at the scene, and a 20-year-old man was also killed, a police statement said.

The injured were being treated at area hospitals, he added, with three of them in critical condition.

Worley said authorities are working to identify a suspect and determine the motive for the shooting.

“This is a large crime scene, our detectives are going to be here for a while,” he said.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, speaking to reporters at the crime scene, condemned the shooting.

“It’s an absolute tragedy that was not meant to happen,” he said.

“This again highlights the impacts and the need to address the overproliferation of illegal firearms on our streets and the opportunity for those who shouldn’t have them to get their hands on them,” Scott said.

“We won’t stop until we find these cowards who decided to shoot dozens of people, causing the death of two people,” he said.

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