East Baltimore has been rocked by a mass shooting, leaving at least eight victims late Saturday, as reported by RT News. An initial report read that there were ten victims.
A number of the victims are reported to be in critical condition.
Eastern Dist Shooting- Greenmount Ave/Preston St. Multiple victims injured. PIO @TJSmithMedia en-route
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) September 25, 2016
BALTIMORE CITY | MULT VICTIM SHOOTING | E PRESTON ST & GREENMOUNT AVE | 6 PEOPLE SHOT – 4 CRITICAL #BREAKING
— Baltimore Metro News (@BaltMetroNews) September 25, 2016
At least one of the victims is reportedly a juvenile who was “struck by a stray bullet.”
— BreakingNews (@BreakingNewsNY) September 25, 2016
An early report suggested that the “juvenile” victim is, in fact, a toddler.
Latest word – still unconfirmed – is 8 shot at Greenmount/Preston with a toddler among the victims (non fatal)
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) September 25, 2016
One of the first official statements on the attack confirmed that a three year old and her father are among the injured, along with describing the reportedly three shooters.
3 suspects, one w/ shotgun, 2 w/ handguns. Among Vic's father and daughter (3y/o). Suspects fled on foot.
— T.J. Smith (@TJSmithMedia) September 25, 2016
None of the three suspects have yet been taken into custody, and no word has been given as to a possible motive for the horrifying attack.
A witness described the scene on Twitter, saying the gunshots “sounded crazy.”
Wow. Multiple people shot, cops everywhere just outside of @OpenWorksBmore on Greenmount and Preston. The gunshots sounded crazy.
— Ellen Degenerate (@DAZZLESTORM) September 25, 2016
Images of the scene taken in the aftermath of the attack are featured below via Twitter.
— Vanessa Herring (@VanessaWBAL) September 25, 2016
Saturday’s shooting in Baltimore comes just a day after a mass shooting rocked a shopping mall just north of Seattle, Washington, leaving five dead.
Authorities are still on the hunt for the “young, Hispanic man” responsible for Friday’s tragedy in Washington.
Both of these incidents come as the latest installments in the seemingly never ending story of the victims of American gun violence.
Reports have shown that rates of death from gun violence in some parts of the United States are markedly worse than nations far behind in development. Over ten thousand Americans have died from gun violence so far in 2016.
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