At least 30 people were shot and killed in Southeast Baltimore early Sunday morning, authorities said.He reported that the massacre took place at a block party in the city’s Brooklyn neighborhood.
The Baltimore Police Department says two victims were killed and three others were seriously injured in the mass shooting just after midnight. The 28 wounded ranged in age and condition, officials said at a press conference several hours after the attack. Hospitals across the region were admitted later Sunday as homicide detectives took over the police investigation.
As of the latest release from the Baltimore Police Department, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. Update just before 6:30 a.m. ET, but investigators are reviewing video surveillance footage to identify a suspect or suspects, CBS Baltimore reported. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the homicide unit at 410-396-2100. Community members can also report tips anonymously to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone or online.
Baltimore police officers responded to a call of shots fired at 12:35 a.m. An 18-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and a 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Nine of those shot and wounded were taken to hospitals, while the remaining 20 victims were taken to various hospitals in the area, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Richard Worley told reporters on Sunday.
Worley said at a news conference, “When officers arrived, they found multiple victims with gunshot wounds. One woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and 9 more victims were transported from the scene to area hospitals.”
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott appeared at the briefing.
“We will not stop until we find the two cowards who decided to shoot dozens of people and lose their lives. And until we find them, we will be here, and we will hold them accountable. We will not rest until they do. Again, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire community and city.” Scott said.
Authorities have not named any of those killed in the mass shooting.