17-Year-Old Arrested in Baltimore Mass Shooting

Police don't say what they think his involvement was
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 2, 2023 7:50 AM CDT
Updated Jul 7, 2023 1:24 PM CDT
2 Dead, 28 Injured in in Baltimore Shooting
Community members pray Monday during a We Our Us walk and prayer gathering near the site of Sunday's mass shooting in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
UPDATE Jul 7, 2023 1:24 PM CDT

A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with the mass shooting over the weekend in Baltimore, police announced Friday. He faces charges including possession of a firearm by a minor, assault weapon possession, reckless endangerment, and having a handgun in a vehicle, WBAL reports. Detectives said they believe the teenager, who was taken into custody after a search of his home, was involved in the shooting but didn't say how. Three gunshot victims were still hospitalized Friday, all listed in fair condition.

Jul 2, 2023 7:50 AM CDT

Two people were killed and 28 were injured when gunfire erupted at a block party in Baltimore Sunday morning, including three who are in critical condition, police said. Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Richard Worley told reporters there were a total of 30 victims during a press conference at the scene. The shooting took place just after 12:30am at a block party in the Brooklyn Homes area in the southern part of the city, Worley said. All of the victims were adults. Twenty victims walked into area hospitals with injuries from the shooting, Worley said.

An 18-year-old woman was found dead at the scene and a 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. "I want those who are responsible to hear me, and hear me very clearly," Mayor Brandon Scott said at the scene. "We will not stop until we find you, and we will find you. Until then, I hope that every single breath you take, that you think about the lives that you took, think about the lives that you impacted here tonight." No arrests were made immediately after the shooting. Scott asked anyone with information to come forward to assist investigators locate the "cowards" who were responsible for the shooting.

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  • In Kansas: A shooting in Wichita left seven people with gunshot wounds and an additional two victims hospitalized after being trampled as patrons rushed out of a nightclub early Sunday morning, police said. Shots were fired just before 1am in a nightclub on North Washington Street, police said. There were no fatalities, but there was one critical injury, per the AP. All the victims were being treated at an area hospital. One person was detained by police for questioning.
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