Nine people were injured and one person was killed in four separate shootings across Baltimore on Thursday, police said.
A quadruple shooting occurred around 12:35 a.m. in the 500 block of W. Franklin St. in Central Baltimore’s Seton Hall neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found three men, ages 19, 24 and 30, suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
All victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive. A 21-year-old woman, who police say was also injured in the shooting, later walked into a hospital with a grazed gunshot wound, police said.
Just over an hour later, around 1:52 a.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Kenhill Ave. in the Berea neighborhood in East Baltimore. When officers arrived, they found 18-year-old Ethan Ellerbe sitting inside a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. Ellerbe was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Homicide detectives are investigating the killing. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100.
Ellerbe became the fifth Baltimore teenager killed in the past two weeks, and five of the past seven homicide victims were teens. Baltimore police say a total of seven juveniles have become homicide victims since July 1 in the city.
One of those victims, a 16-year-old boy killed Wednesday, has been identified by Baltimore police on Thursday as Jaheem Atkins.
Atkins was killed in the 900 block of Poplar Grove. A 12-year-old boy was also injured in the shooting, according to police.
City Council President Brandon Scott, told The Baltimore Sun that circumstances leading to young people falling victim to gun violence often traces back to a “system failure.”
For Scott, the number of young people being killed shows that there is much more work to do, and that people must not accept this violence as inevitable. He pointed to the fatal shooting of Tyi’quione Jones, a 14-year-old boy killed in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore on Sept. 11.
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“What we should never do is try to accept that we should expect for young people to lose their lives," Scott said. “We need to stand together as a city. And that responsibility starts with the top and ends with the top.”
Shortly after the West Baltimore shooting, Eastern District officers were called to the 1700 block of N. Regester St. for a shooting.
When officers arrived in the Broadway East neighborhood they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the body. Police said the man was transported to an area hospital but did not say his condition.
On Thursday night, officers were called to the 1600 block of W. Baltimore St. for a shooting.
When officers arrived in the Franklin Square neighborhood they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The man was transported to a hospital.
While investigators were on the scene they were notified of two walk-in shooting victims at a hospital. Police said they found a 38-year-old man suffering from gunshot wound to the abdomen and a 24-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.