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Baltimore City high school student dies in shooting near Towson Circle

Baltimore City high school student dies in shooting near Towson Circle
Posted at 8:52 PM, Feb 20, 2023

On July 12, Baltimore County homicide detectives arrested and charged 19-year-old Freedom Disean Brown in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tre'shaun Harmon.

A Baltimore City high school student has died following a Monday evening shooting near the Towson Circle.

Baltimore County Police received reports of shots fired around 7:17pm in the area of Delaware Avenue and Joppa Road.

On scene officers discovered 17-year-old Tre’shaun Harmon suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He later died at an area hospital. A City Schools spokesperson confirmed that Harmon attended Reginald F. Lewis High School.

"Awful. It's terrible, it really is. I feel so bad for the family and those poor young people, it's just a life and opportunity lost for us all," said neighbor Dolores Astroth.

The shooting is the latest in a recent spike of violence around Towson that has led to increased police presence.

Last weekend another shooting and assault took place on the same day. A week before that,three women were robbed and sexually assaulted while walking to a restaurant.

Shots were also reportedly fired late last month by the circle, which came one month after several juveniles were arrested for causing multiple disturbances near Towson Town Center.

"I'm concerned but I hope that as a community we can learn from this and rally together to address what's happening behind it," said Emily Liu of ISI Elite Training.

MORE: Baltimore County increasing police presence in Towson

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this shooting to contact them at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.

Given the string of recent violent events, there's a town hall scheduled for March 1 at Towson High School. Click here for more information.