BALTIMORE — Seven people, including a 16-year-old, were wounded Sunday after a gunman opened fire in a Baltimore neighborhood, authorities said.
None of the people shot suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.
At about 3:35 p.m. EST, police received a call about a shooting in the Broadway East neighborhood of Baltimore, The Sun reported.
Officers found four men -- aged 23, 24 and two 28-year-olds -- suffering multiple gunshot wounds, WBAL reported. Police said a 16-year-old boy was shot and ran to another street, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the television station. All five victims are in stable condition.
Two men, ages 30 and 38, later walked into an area hospital seeking treatment for gunshot wounds they received on the same street, WBFF reported.
“It’s unfortunate, it’s cowardly. We had a mass shooting in east Baltimore where someone decided to open fire on a group of people. And we all know that’s something that is unacceptable,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement. “In this case, the police were a couple of blocks away, so they were in the neighborhood, right in the neighborhood as they always are, and they’re going to make sure that they stay there.”
Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the shooting “could have been far worse” and asked any witnesses who saw the shootings to contact authorities.
“This is a very heinous act, a very cowardly act, a very brazen act in broad daylight, not to mention on a holiday weekend where people are supposed to be enjoying themselves,” Harrison told reporters, according to The Sun. “What we know is that there were people out. We’re pleading and pleading and pleading with people to come forward to help us because this did not have to happen.
“Just imagine if it were you, or your family or your children, you would want someone to do the very same thing.”
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