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Police investigate a shooting involving a 6-year-old

Baltimore police
Posted at 11:18 PM, Aug 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-14 14:44:09-04

BALTIMORE — Questions swirl around a shooting involving a 6-year-old victim Friday in Northwest Baltimore.

On August 11, at 4:40 in the afternoon, Baltimore City Police officers were called to Saint Agnes Hospital after a 6-year-old was brought in with a reported gunshot wound.

The child's babysitter told police they were in the area playground/pool area of Druid Hill Park when she heard a gunshot and noticed the child's leg was bleeding.

She took the child to its parent's home in the 2400 block of Baker Street and dropped off the 6-year-old with his father.

The child's father called for an ambulance but says, when he called, medics referred him to a walk-in clinic. He says he took the child to a Patient First in Baltimore County, who said the child needed to go to the hospital and suggested Saint Agnes.

Police are looking into all the details, including what the father says medics told him, but they also believe the shooting happened inside a home in the 2400 block of Baker Street, not at the park.

The child is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Northwest District Shooting detectives at 410-396-2466.