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Two killed in triple shooting in Northeast Baltimore

Posted at 9:37 PM, Jun 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-29 16:30:19-04

BALTIMORE — Two men - a 21-year-old and 26-year-old - were gunned down during a triple shooting Sunday evening in Northeast Baltimore.

A 28-year-old woman is in good condition, according to police, from the shooting that happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the 5300 block of Frankford Avenue.

Police are now investigating 176 homicides since the start of the year.

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The shooter still has not been arrested.

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“I've been living round here for a long time and that's all that's going on is shooting down there, shooting and hurting and killing people and it don't make no sense,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

“If I was outside we'd probably would've been dead, all of them bullets flying everywhere,” the neighbor said.

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The neighbor said though she lives conveniently close to the Frankford Plaza where that triple shooting happened, it’s anything but convenient.

The shooting had the street blocked off most of the night.

"We have shell casings from all the way to the street to the front door," Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.

Harrison said officers were at the scene when shots continued to be fired.

"It speaks to the brazenness of today’s criminal offender who are committing shootings right in the presence of police officers who are right where they are suppose to be doing exactly what we assigned them to do," Harrison said.

“The perpetrators were able to make good of their escape,” Harrison said. “It is unknown if it is a single shooter or if it is multiple shooters.

Now, Frankford Plaza, because of the uptick of crime, they're not short on patrol and they're not short on video surveillance.

Cameras can be seen on just about every corner, outside the doors of nearly every business, and CitiWatch cameras are located on the streets as well.

A teen living with his grandmother near the plaza said police presence for him doesn't necessarily equal protection.

“I be seeing police cars right, but drug dealers, they still be in that area, wherever they be hanging out,” he said. “They still be there. Police be watching them but nothing happens.”

There have been 33 murder investigations alone in June.

Their names have not been released. Police haven't provided any information on a potential motive or suspect.

Anyone with information should call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.