BALTIMORE — Five people were shot, including a 14-year-old boy, on Thursday around Baltimore City.
The first incident happened just after 12:45 p.m. when police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of Mondawmin Mall. Investigators believe the victim ran towards the mall after he was initially shot about a block away in the 2300 block of Liberty Heights Avenue.
Less than an hour later, around 1:37 p.m., an officer on patrol heard gunshots coming from the 900 block of N. Bentalou Street. Units soon found a 27-year-old male shooting victim. Detectives think the victim was involved in an argument prior to the incident.
Just over a half an hour later, Western District officers were called for a third shooting, this time in the 2000 block of Penrose Avenue. There officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the arm.
Later in the day around 8 p.m., officers on patrol in the 1800 block of Bloomingdale Ave were then approached by a man who had been shot. The 31-year-old man had a gunshot wound to his hand and investigators believe he was shot in the 1600 block of N. Ellamont Street.
The last shooting victim of the day was also the youngest. Around 11:30 p.m., police were called to the 1600 block of East Lanvale Street for a reported shooting. When they arrived they found a 14-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to his arm.
All five victims were transported to area hospitals. There is no word on their condition.
Citywide shooting detectives are investigating each incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 410-396-2221 or send a tip through Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.