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Teenager shot after late-night argument in East Baltimore

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A teenager was shot in the left buttock late Saturday night after an argument between two groups of men escalated in East Baltimore, police said Sunday.

The 19-year-old victim was sent to Johns Hopkins Hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening, said Det. Donny Moses, a police spokesman. The teenager and his friends were walking home from a party when they were approached by other men and the two groups began arguing, Moses said.

The second group ran off, then returned, and one of the men in that group fired a handgun at the 19-year-old and his friends, the detective said. Police, responding at about 11:30 p.m., found the victim in the 400 block of Oldtown Mall.

The shooting was one of two in the area around that time. The second incident, which also was not fatal, occurred overnight in the 200 block of South Broadway. Police had no other details Sunday about that shooting, and it was unclear whether it occurred Saturday or Sunday.

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