Block party mass shooting leaves dozens injured, two victims fatally shot

A mass shooting in Baltimore has left two people dead and 28 others wounded, with three in critical condition, according to the Baltimore Police Department. The incident occurred during a block party in the Brooklyn Homes area of South Baltimore. As authorities continue their search for the shooter, the community is left grappling with the aftermath of yet another act of gun violence.

During a press conference at the scene, Baltimore Police Department acting commissioner Richard Worley confirmed that a total of 30 individuals were affected by the shooting. The mass shooting took place shortly after 12:30 am on Sunday in the 800 block of Gretna Avenue. All of the victims were adults, with nine being transported by ambulance and the remaining 20 walking into nearby hospitals for treatment.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, visibly shaken by the tragedy, addressed the media at the scene, vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice. Scott urged anyone with information to come forward and assist investigators in locating the “cowards” responsible for the senseless act of violence. He called on the community to treat the incident as if it had happened to their own families, emphasizing the need for unity and support during this difficult time.

The Baltimore mass shooting adds to the alarming number of gun-related incidents that have plagued the United States this year. The Gun Violence Archive states that there have been over 335 mass shootings in the country so far in 2021.

The Brooklyn Homes neighborhood, where the shooting occurred, is left reeling from the tragedy. As the investigation into the Baltimore mass shooting continues, law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the shooter.

No arrests have been made thus far, leaving the community on edge. Authorities have asked anyone with information to come forward, emphasizing the importance of collective efforts to ensure justice is served.