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Student shot in leg outside Dunbar High School in Baltimore

Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-15 23:16:07-04

BALTIMORE — An 18-year-old high school student was shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon in front of Dunbar High School in East Baltimore.

Police said the student was outside of the school when shot outside the school on Orleans Street.

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Officers said the shooting happened around 3:20 p.m., and the student is expected to be OK.

Police said a group of students were outside the gym when another group approached them. Police said one of them pulled out a gun and shot the student.

Officers are unsure if the shooter is a student.

No arrests have been made.

"Unfortunately, we had a student, a young person, shot today," Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said. "We are going to make sure we find who did this to this young man and support him and the students and staff at Dunbar who are a great and tight-knit family. We ask everyone to pray for that young man and check on all of the students here. This is a very traumatic situation for them. We will be vigilant in tracking down this individual."

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

"We are here to support the members and staff at Dunbar School and we are here to support the students," said Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. "We are asking anyone who has any information abut anything that happened today, in this incident, whether you know it or saw it or whether you heard it, we are asking you to call Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore City Police Department, or you can do it anonymously by calling Metro CrimeStoppers at 1-866-7-Lockup."