Baltimore police on Thursday released two grainy surveillance images of a group of people walking across Greenmount Avenue on the night of a triple shooting there that left a 16-year-old boy dead, calling them "persons of interest" and asking for the public's help in identifying them.
Officers responded to the 2700 block of Greenmount about 8 p.m. Nov. 20 for a report of shooting and found three victims — two men and Daniel Pearson, 16. All were transported to local hospitals. While the two men, ages 33 and 20, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Pearson was pronounced dead.
The surveillance images were taken from cameras installed in the area, which is marked by a sign that reads, "Warning: 24 Hour Video Surveillance Area."
Pearson's killing was part of a string of shootings along the Greenmount corridor that helped pushed the city's 2012 murder count past 200, surpassing the 2011 total.
Commissioner Anthony W. Batts visited the scene of Pearson's killing the same night and returned to the block the next day, when two more men were struck by gunfire in almost the same spot.
Police are hoping the surveillance images will help the public identify the people of interest in the Pearson case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact city homicide detectives at 410-396-2100. Those who call may remain anonymous.
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