Man shot in thigh in W. Baltimore

A man was shot in the thigh in West Baltimore Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The victim was approached in the 1300 block of Laurens St. in the city's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood by an unknown suspect, who shot him with a handgun and left, police said. No motive was identified.

Officers dispatched just after 3 p.m. found the man with a gunshot wound in his rear thigh area, police said. The shooting appeared to have occurred outside the Capitol Cake Company, and delivery men worked around police tape to make a dropoff at a corner convenience store. Two people have been fatally shot in the block in the past 18 months.

Western district detectives are investigating. Anyone with information may call 410-396-2477.

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