Woman killed during break-in, shooting

Posted at 9:13 PM, Dec 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-23 15:12:34-05

A 21-year-old woman is dead after two suspects shot her while breaking into her northeast Baltimore home.

Police responded to the 3600 block of Lyndale Avenue around 6:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived they found a woman who had been shot in the head. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene. 

She has since been identified as Tijae Barnes. 

Police said her family, including two young children, were in the house with her when she was murdered. They said she was targeted.

Police confirmed two unknown suspects kicked down the back door of the victim's house and shot her in the head before fleeing on foot. ABC2 News is working to confirm reports that the suspects were wearing black masks.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100 or 1-866-7LOCKUP. 

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the victim's correct age. 

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