Wednesday Afternoon in West Baltimore, Six people were shot. According to the police, one of the victims was killed in the incident.
The remaining five are in conditions varying from serious to critical, Baltimore Police commissioner Michael Harrison said.
As police responded to the reports of shots being fired 2100 block of West Lexington St. in the city’s Penrose/ Fayette Street Outreach neighborhood around 2:25 pm, two victims were found one and a half block away from the scene.
Police later discovered that four other people had walked into the local hospitals with gunshot wounds.
Police believe the six people were on West Lexington Street when two to three others approached them and open fire at the intersection of Lexington and North Smallwood streets. Then, the suspects fled the scene.
Harrison called the incident “a very brazen, very cowardly act of shooting indiscriminately into a block, where they hit six people and could have potentially hit and killed many others.”
Levar Mullen, the Safe Streets supervisor at Penn North, said the shooting was “frustrating” and “upsetting.”
“Life is precious,” he said. “And that’s someone’s brother, sister, or mother who was just shot and lost.”