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Viral videos show fireworks launched at residents in SW Baltimore neighborhood

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 07:37:50-04

BALTIMORE — Another video has gone viral out of Southwest Baltimore showing fireworks being used as weapons against neighborhood residents.

The latest incident reportedly happened sometime Sunday evening in the area of Bentalou Street and Smallwood Avenue.

In the video obtained by WMAR-2 News, several fireworks are seen launched in the direction of someone exiting a home across the street, startling them.

People in the background are heard laughing and making fun of the person who's shown trying to duck out of the way, as they're being targeted.

Last Tuesday, a video surfaced on social media showing a similar incident nearby. A man gets out of a vehicle and is immediately surrounded by a group of males who begin lighting a barrage of fireworks directly at the victim.

WMAR-2 News has reached out multiple times to Baltimore Police for comment and more details. Each time, we've been told there is no record of any such incidents.

Residents in the neighborhood say it's not uncommon for things like this to happen in the block.

A pyrotechnic industry professional says the fireworks used in the video can cause severe bodily harm. Those seen in the video are consumer based fireworks that are technically illegal for public purchases, according to the expert we spoke to.

It's unclear what injuries if any, the victims in these videos suffered. We haven't been able to identify any of the suspects or victims in the videos.