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Two people killed, four injured in shootings across Baltimore Wednesday evening

Posted at 8:21 PM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 09:43:12-05

BALTIMORE — Two people were killed, a teen and three men were injured in shootings across the city Wednesday evening.

The shootings began just before 5:30 p.m. in the 400 block of South Fulton Avenue, where a 23-year-old man was shot. officers also located an unidentified man in the 1700 block of Cole Street around that time.

Less than an hour later, police say 19-year-old Tyiuan Tates and Robert Parks were killed in a shooting in the 3500 block of Gelston Drive. A 15-year-old was also injured during the incident,

Then, within minutes, a 26-year-old man was found shot in the 1400 block of Mullikin Court.

Councilmember Kristerfer Burnett released a statement on the recent violence.

I am saddened about the loss of life two Baltimore City youth this evening and am deeply concerned about the recent uptick in violence across our city. I’ve been in communication with command staff from the Baltimore Police Department's Southwest District and Commissioner Harrison directly to discuss how this will be addressed expeditiously. It’s completely unacceptable.

I have asked that additional resources be placed in the Edmondson Village area and have received confirmation from the BPD Command Staff that additional support will be provided to help quell the violence.

To be fully transparent, the biggest challenge is that many of these recent incidents appear to targeted in nature -- making it difficult for the police department to predict where the next incident may occur because the individuals seem to know each other and seeking out specific people to commit these acts of heinous acts of violence against. But again - I can assure all of my constituents that I am monitoring the situation closely and advocating for more support to keep our communities safe.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-396-2422 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.