BALTIMORE — One person died, and three others were injured, in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in East Baltimore.
The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Rose Street.
A 25-year-old man was taken to the hospital where he died. A woman and another man were also found at the scene with a gunshot wound. They are expected to survive.
A 40-year-old man was found at the hospital with a gunshot wound from the same shooting. He is also expected to survive.
Baltimore Police are now investigating 120 murders since the start of 2022.
"Baltimore, I want to be very clear, this is not normal," said Shantay Jackson, Director of the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement in Baltimore City. "It is never going to be acceptable for anyone in our city to choose to pick up a gun to solve their conflicts or to resolve an issue. I, like you, am tired, am angry, am confused, am hurt by this. I stand ready to working to ending gun violence in the city."
Police told WMAR-2 News that more than 60 rounds were fired, and more than 60 shell casings were found at the scene.
"You’re hearing gunshots all the time. This should be a no shoot zone," East Baltimore resident Kim Rubio said. "They need to have neighborhood watch, they need to have more police out. This is not a very good area at all."
Police said the shooter escaped through an alley and has not yet been arrested.
"It means to me that they not only have no regard for human life, but they have no regard to operate under the cloak of darkness and concealment, that they are so brazen that they would do it at the risk of being caught and identified," Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said. "It speaks to the devaluing a human life and indiscriminately shooting down a street and just hitting anyone. It is terrorizing communities."
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.
"We know there were people out. we know that it is a beautiful day. We know that people saw something or heard something, and it's only by the grace of God that more people weren't shot," Commissioner Harrison said. "This happened in broad daylight, and i am certain there were children here. We are imploring anyone who knows anything to call police right away."