17-year-old boy shot, killed in Baltimore

Posted at 11:34 AM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 05:55:43-05

Daniel Jackson is the third teenager shot and killed in West Baltimore in just the last two weeks. Police are searching for his killer. 

Around 10:15 a.m. Steve Migna heard gunshots from his apartment on West Baltimore Street, near Bon Securs Hospital.

"It was like seven quick successive shots and then it was a pause and then another seven or eight, so it was rapid fire," Migna said.

By the time he got outside, the victim was slumped over near the steps of a home across the street.

"I hear it every now and then around the neighborhood," he said. "But that's the closest that I've experienced. It's pretty scary.

A police officer happened to be less than two blocks away and also heard the shots.

"As he drove around to investigate, he was flagged down by citizens and they pointed to the victim, 17-year-old Daniel Jackson," said Nicole Monroe, a Baltimore Police spokesperson.

Police said witnesses may have been out on the street when the shooting happened, but even if they weren't, they might be able to help the investigation.

"One of the things they're going to do is try to retrace his steps and the people who could help us with that are the people who are out on the street, his friends. Maybe somebody knows why he wasn't in school," Monroe said.

The police spokesperson said she believes Daniel Jackson attended Renaissance Academy.

Attempts to reach a spokesperson for the Baltimore City School System were unsuccessful.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100 or, to remain anonymous, call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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