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Teen shot and killed in Southeast Baltimore Tuesday afternoon

Posted at 2:42 PM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 08:39:31-04

BALTIMORE — Jhosy Portillo, 15, was shot and killed in Southeast Baltimore Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the shooting took place around 1:41 p.m. around East Baltimore Street at North Highland Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found Portillo with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The teen, who just celebrated his birthday a few weeks ago, is the fifth 15-year-old shot since July 28.

Just last week, another 15-year-old was shot and killed in Baltimore.

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Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.