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Baltimore Shooting: 2 Dead, 28 Injured At Block Party

Topline

Two people were killed and 28 were injured overnight in a shooting at a block party in Baltimore, Maryland, officials said Sunday—and police are still looking for suspects.

Three of the 28 victims who were injured during the Baltimore shooting are in critical condition.

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Key Facts

An 18-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, which took place in the city’s Brooklyn Homes neighborhood, and a 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital, Baltimore police said in a statement.

Of the 28 people injured, nine were transported from the scene to the hospital, 20 walked into area hospitals and three are currently in critical condition, police said.

Police received multiple calls around 12:30 a.m. Sunday reporting a shooting at a block party celebration in Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood.

Police have not released information about potential suspects or a motive.

Crucial Quote

“This was the reckless, cowardly act that happened here and that has permanently altered many lives and cost two people their lives,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said during a press conference Sunday.

Key Background

Holiday weekends tend to be deadlier than regular weekends in America when it comes to mass shootings. Last summer, over July 4 weekend, the country experienced a number of mass shootings, including one that killed six people and injured 31 people during a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburbs. Earlier this summer, over Memorial Day weekend, 14 people were killed and at least another 58 people were injured over the Friday-to-Monday stint, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The year prior, 13 people died and 77 people were injured in mass shootings over Memorial Day weekend.

Big Number

338. That’s how many mass shootings, defined as four or more injuries or deaths, have happened in the U.S. so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Further Reading

At Least 14 Dead In Memorial Day Weekend Mass Shootings—Outpacing Prior Years (Forbes)

Dozens Shot In Spate Of Holiday Weekend Shootings Across The Country (Forbes)

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