Five people were shot in Northwest Baltimore, four of whom were struck after two gunmen opened fire outside a corner store early Monday evening, police said.
Police were called to the 4200 block of Park Heights Ave. at Quantico Avenue, in the Central Park Heights neighborhood near Greenspring, just after 7:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head. The man died at the scene, police said.
Officers were then called around 7:48 p.m. to Sinai Hospital for a report of a civilian bringing in a shooting victim. The injured woman had a gunshot wound to the chest and died at the hospital, police said.
Detectives learned that the woman was shot in the 5200 block of Fairlawn Ave. by an unknown gunman. It’s unclear if the shootings were connected and police officials were not immediately available for comment Tuesday morning.
A 26-year-old woman, a 17-year-old boy, and a 22-year-old man also walked into area hospitals. Police said their injuries were non-life-threatening.
Homicide detectives discovered that four of the victims were standing outside a corner store, “Spot Mini Mart,” when two unknown gunmen walked into the block and opened fire.
After shooting the victims, the gunmen fled the neighborhood.
One man who lives in the neighborhood was in disbelief about the shooting.
“Man, there’s gonna be nobody left if they keep doing this,” the man said as he threw his hands in the air.
Over 30 evidence markers were set out in the crime scene, which took up about a block. Homicide detectives shined flashlights onto the mini market, searching for more evidence. Detectives also knocked on doors in the surrounding area, trying to talk with residents.
Three hours after the shooting, detectives and officers were still on scene investigating.
The crime scene intersected the lines of the Northern and Northwestern police districts. Officers from both helped with the investigation.