At 3 p.m. on Saturday, a family sat out on the porch in the 2800 block of Keyworth Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, and they proved to be sitting ducks for a group of armed criminals.
"There were three suspects--three brazen suspects who opened fire in the middle of the afternoon with the attempt and they did murder one member of our community," said lt. Jarron Jackson of the Baltimore City Police Department.
Derrick Hickman suffered a gunshot wound to the chest that would prove fatal.
On Monday bullet holes marked the front door where the gunfire followed him as he tried to escape.
Another bullet struck a 10-month old boy in the leg, and as the shooters ran from the area, they spotted a woman seated inside her car and fired at her as well, grazing her in the arm.
Police canvassed the neighborhood on Monday searching for any witness or any evidence, which could help lead them to the killers.
"At this point, we know that it is not random,” said Jackson, “We know that it was targeted---that these individuals decided to conduct this with the intention of killing someone that day. We know this was not just an act where they were walking down the street and decided to shoot. This was their intention. This was a choice."
And now police are making an appeal for the public to help, keeping the three victims in mind.
"What we need to focus on right now is a 10-month-old is in the hospital and a member of our community won't be there for Thanksgiving and another member that's been affected be this trauma for the rest of her life," said Jackson.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP and if your tip leads to an arrest and indictment, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.