A Baltimore neighborhood celebrated the Fourth of July holiday weekend but it ended in a horrific mass shooting yesterday.
A 20-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were killed, and 28 people were injured. Police stated that nine of the victims were transported from the scene to local hospitals, and shortly after, 20 other victims walked into local and regional hospitals. The investigation is still ongoing.
“Just after 12:30 a.m., we received calls for a shooting, we located 10 victims on scene, one adult victim was pronounced deceased on the scene,” said police officer Richard Woley, in his latest press conference.
Officer Worley also made clear that the injuries were not made by the people running and falling trying to run away, but that all 30 people were shot. Even though residents say there were no police present during the annual party, the police said that this was an unpermitted event and the police did not know about it until the shooting began.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has labeled this mass shooting as a cowardly act of violence and said that they would do everything in their power to find the shooter. Sen. Bill Ferguson called this shooting an “insanity” and said this was a societal problem. Councilwoman Phylicia Porter said that this has always been a neglected community and that this is not the time to forget about them.
Police believe that the suspects were two or more people and are asking the community to help them with any information that can help them find the shooters.