Baltimore teen injured by gunfire outside Dunbar High School

An 18-year-old was injured Tuesday afternoon in a shooting outside Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in East Baltimore, police said.

Some students were standing outside the gym near the 1400 block of Orleans Street on Tuesday afternoon around 3:21 p.m., when a group of individuals approached them, according to the Baltimore Police.


An unknown person pulled out a firearm and shot a young man who attends the school in his leg, police said. The victim was taken to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, they said.

It was not immediately clear whether the shooter was affiliated with the school, police added.


The incident drew the attention Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and Mayor Brandon Scott, both of whom condemned the attack.

“We will be vigilant ... in tracking down these individuals who saw it fit to be so cowardly and hazardous to come on school grounds to shoot a student right outside the school building,” Scott said. “This is something as a city, a community, we cannot accept.”

The mayor called on community members to check in on friends and family who are tied to the school.

Authorities are working with the Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Transit Authority to review security cameras in the area in hopes of identifying a suspect. Eastern District detectives are asking anyone with information to call 410-396-2433 or to leave an anonymous tip with Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.