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“He’s just starting his life” 18-year-old gunned down in Park Heights

Posted at 10:03 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 23:13:28-05

BALTIMORE — At 2 p.m., on a Friday, gunman jumped out of their car on a busy road in Park Heights and shot and killed an 18-year-old man.

He was the 304th person killed in Baltimore City this year.

It happened on Park Heights Avenue, near Ulman Avenue.

He and so many others have left a trail of blood on the city sidewalks.

“I just almost walked into a whole puddle of blood where a little kid got shot a couple of hours ago,” said Donovan Scott, a lifelong Park Heights resident.

WMAR-2 News got a surveillance video that shows a white car parking, two men getting out, tracking down the 18-year-old victim and killing him.

“It’s senseless, man. Somebody has got to do something. Get rid of these guns. It’s crazy,” Scott said.

City workers were right across the street working.

The violence makes people nervous to walk to walk down the street.

“It does not have to hit home for it to hit home,” said Pam Curtis. “Yes, I do have my own 18-year-old son that just recently turned 18.”

Pam Curtis is the President of the Park Circle Community Association.

“It’s us killing us, this isn’t normal, and I would not ever become immune to this.”

She lives up the street and checks in and cares deeply about the people who live here.

“Honestly if I can beat the odds from foster care, aged out at the age of 21. If I can beat the odds from living over Greenmount and Eager down Sandtown and up Park Heights, there is hope. Sometimes you must search in yourself for what you’re looking in the streets for. That’s self-love, determination, and perseverance.”

And while the community grapples with the loss of another young man's life, the shooters are still out there.

They took off in a white car.

If you know or heard anything you can leave an anonymous tip with police.

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