One man was killed and another wounded after a shooting Thursday at a grocery store in East Baltimore, according to Baltimore Police.
Detectives responded to the scene at around 2:30 p.m. at North Avenue and Aisquith Street, where they found the two victims, police said. One victim — shot in the upper body — was taken to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The second victim — shot in the leg — was also taken to a hospital and is being treated for his injuries, police said.
On the clear Thursday afternoon, officers swept the scene for evidence and bullet casings. A large pool of blood was on the ground by the entrance. Neighbors said they didn’t know what happened and tried not to find out.
The store's manager wants to see more patrol officers in the area, as crime is an ongoing problem. He said fights break out in the parking lot and teenagers regularly sell drugs on the bus stop outside the store. When he and other employees call police, the response has been inconsistent. “Police is coming, sometimes not coming,” he said.
Hours after the incident, he said, a police car remained parked on the street outside. But still, in the shop, he said, “Everybody’s scared right now.”
Across the street is the March Funeral Home and a sign reading, “Stop the killing.”
Homicide detectives are investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.