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Suspect sought in Kenwood Shopping Center shootings

13-year-old killed, five others wounded
Posted at 5:50 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 22:15:32-04

ROSEDALE, Md. — A night of celebration turned deadly when young party-goers emptied out into the parking lot at the Kenwood Shopping Center in Rosedale and someone opened fire.

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"Little children coming out of a dance? Where are we safe anymore?” said Margie Shifflett who regularly shops at the center.

Baltimore county police returned to the Triple Threat Elite Dance and Fitness Studio, along with fire inspectors who have temporarily shut down the business to make sure it is code compliant.

Meanwhile, the search continues for the gunman who killed 13-year-old Rickie Forehand and injured five others including a pair of 12 and 14-year-olds.

"If there's any bit of good news to release, it is the fact that all five were released yesterday,” said Sgt. Vickie Warehime of the Baltimore County Police Department. “They had non-life threatening injuries and they are, thankfully, resting at home."

As police continue to look for leads to catch the killer, the Baltimore Trauma Response Team is focusing on the young teen who was killed who attended Vanguard Collegiate Middle School in Northeast Baltimore.

"The school already has counselors at the school to talk with the kids and the teacher. The young man's teacher was very distraught last night. She called me four or five times. I prayed with her on the phone and we talked," said Apostle Clarence M. Hooper, Sr. "The teacher said he was a very good student. He was a very helpful student. He loved being around his peers and everything."

And now, young Rickie Forehand's peers are grieving the loss of their friend and offering condolences to a family that must deal with a young life cut short for a second time.

"The mother had already buried one child,” said Hooper. “Now, she's got another child she's going to bury."