Officers Arrive to Find 7 People Had Been Shot in Baltimore

Several of the wounded arrived at hospitals on their own
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 22, 2019 10:55 AM CST
Baltimore Officers Answer Call to Find 7 People Had Been Shot
Officer Jordan Distance patrols in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Seven people were found suffering from gunshot wounds when officers responded Sunday to a report of a shooting, Baltimore police and news reports said. The department said on its Facebook page that police responded to a report of a shooting at 2:10am. When officers arrived, they located four victims who had been shot: a 20-year-old male with wounds to the shoulder and hip; an 18-year-old male with wounds to both legs; a 27-year-old male with a wound to the arm; and a 17-year-old male with wounds to the back and leg. They were taken to hospitals for treatment, the AP reports. Two other people who were shot, a 22-year-old male and a 17-year-old male, walked to hospitals, police said.

Local news reports said police later announced a seventh victim arrived at an area hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound. The victim's age and exact injury is unknown. The police statement did not indicate whether anyone was taken into custody. Baltimore is experiencing one of its most violent years on record, with more than 330 homicides so far. That's up from 309 total in 2018. The city has also seen more than 1,310 commercial robberies and carjackings.

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