City leaders react to deadly Friday night shootings
A violent Friday night in Baltimore City as shootings across the city left three adults dead and 2 children wounded.Investigators say at approximately 8:21 p.m., police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Ramsey Street to investigate a reported shooting. When officers arrived at the location they observed three victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics were summoned and transported an adult female shot in the neck, a 1 year-old shot in the leg and a 2 year-old shot in the torso to area hospitals. Citywide Shooting detectives responded to the scene and assumed control of the investigation. In a statement, Detective Nicole Monroe said two, two adult males walked into area hospitals seeking treatment for non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Detectives believe the two men were wounded during the Ramsey Street incident.
The Baltimore Sun reports Mayor Jack Young, has been informed about the shootings. Young is in Detroit for the National Organization of Black County Officials' annual Economic Development Conference. Mayor Young says that level of violence is upsetting to him and the law-abiding citizens of Baltimore and he has been in touch with Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. On Twitter, Councilman Brandon Scott, who chairs the council’s public safety committee, expressed his outrage about the shootings. “All shootings are tragic”, said Scott. “[B]ut the shootings of babies are the most heinous. We must track down the individuals responsible now. Police, Elected Officials, Community all working together. We can't accept or become comfortable with this type of cowardice.”
Meanwhile, City Police say at about 3:50 p.m., Western District patrol officers received a Shot Spotter alert and were dispatched to the 1400 block of Mosher Street to investigate reports of gunfire. When officers arrived at the location they discovered a 29 year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. A medic was summoned and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Another shooting was reported about 34 minutes later. Investigators say at about 4:24 p.m., Southern District patrol officers were dispatched to investigate a reported shooting. When officers arrived at the location they discovered a 55 year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. A medic was summoned and transported the victim to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The victim was pronounced dead by medical personnel shortly after arrival.
At about 10 p.m., a man was found dead at the scene of a shooting in the three-thousand-block of Hollins Ferry Road. Southern District patrol officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Hollins Ferry Road to investigate a reported shooting. When officers arrived at the location they discovered a 21 year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. A medic was summoned and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Anyone with information on any of the shootings is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.