Shooting in Baltimore kills 1 and injures 3 others, including a 2-year-old child
At least one person was killed and three injured – including a 2-year-old child – in a shooting in Baltimore on Saturday, police said.
Authorities responded near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Laurens Ave. after 6 p.m. Saturday night and found two adult males, an adult female and a 2-year-old shot, according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison.
Police believe a gunman or multiple gunmen opened fire but do not know whether the intended targets were people in a vehicle or individuals who were on the sidewalk.
One of the adult males was pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to Baltimore police. The adult female and the other adult male are listed in critical condition, and the two-year-old is listed in stable condition.
Another person, 6, was injured in a car crash near the scene, police said.
At a Saturday night press conference, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott made an impassioned plea to community members to provide information.
“We’re talking about someone dead, a woman shot, a child shot, another child shot, another person shot for what?”
“Whoever did this tonight is a coward,” he said. “There are no ifs, ands or buts about it.”
“We have to step up and be better for ourselves. We have to be better at stopping treating ourselves the way others have treated us for many, many years in this country,” Scott added.