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BPD: Gun found on 14-year-old deadly shooting victim

Posted at 4:29 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 09:24:58-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police say they found a gun on a 14-year-old boy who died after being shot on Friday.

It happened just after 11:45 a.m. in the 2600 block of Polk Street

Police identified the teen as Tyi’quione Jones. He died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. It's unclear if the weapon on him had been fired.

A father didn’t want to show his face, but he says he and his four year old daughter were inside a nearby convenience store when a gunman shot and killed the boy in Northeast Baltimore.

“It’s sad. It’s unfortunate a guy that young has to lose his life,” he said.

As this father covered his daughter to protect her from the gunfire, he says all he could do was pray

“Just hoping God was going to protect us.”

And he’s also praying for Baltimore after this shooting leaves another family grieving the loss of a loved one.

“It’s senseless. Put the guns down. if possible. Get a boxing ring anything. Talk it out."

About a half hour later after this shooting, a 20-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the 300 block of Talbotts Street. His condition unknown.

Both incidents follow a double shooting just before midnight Thursday.

A 43-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man were shot in the 6200 block of Chinquapin Parkway in North Baltimore.

Police haven't released information on any possible suspects or motive in either case.

Anyone with information should call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.