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30 people shot in mass shooting at Baltimore block party

At this time, two people have been killed and 28 others injured, leaving three people in critical condition.



BALTIMORE —

As many as 30 people were shot in a mass shooting overnight in Brooklyn, Baltimore police said.

Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Rich Worley said officers received multiple calls just after 12:30 a.m. for a mass shooting in the 800 block of Gretna Court, where there was a block party underway.


Residents told 11 News there was a large gathering in the neighborhood before they heard what sounded like fireworks, which they later learned were gunshots.

Worley said officers found an 18-year-old woman dead at the scene. Nine others were taken to hospitals, and as many as 20 others arrived at hospitals across the region on their own.

A 20-year-old man also died, and three others were in critical condition.

Of those hospitalized, Shock Trauma was treating 12 patients, and four patients were being treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center's Pediatric Emergency Department.

MedStar Harbor Hospital treated 19 patients, all suffering varying degrees of injury from gunshot wounds. Nine critically injured patients were stabilized and transferred to Baltimore trauma centers. All but one patient has been released.

Worley said a suspect is not in custody, but that investigators were reviewing video and talking to witnesses to try to identify a suspect. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott implored the public to provide information.

"This is an absolute tragedy that did not have to happen," Scott said. "Anyone that knows anything about what happened here, anything about this mass shooting, come forward with any piece of information. Treat this as if it was your family and how you would want people to treat it as if you were mourning, as if this were an event happening in your community."

No further information was immediately released.


Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said its special agents, K-9 and task force officers are supporting Baltimore police in the investigation.

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