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Man shot in Hampden near the Avenue Friday, Baltimore Police say

Neighbors heard several shots around 8:45 p.m. in the northeast corner of Roosevelt Park, in the 1200 block of 36th Street at Falls Road. Police found a 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
Neighbors heard several shots around 8:45 p.m. in the northeast corner of Roosevelt Park, in the 1200 block of 36th Street at Falls Road. Police found a 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.(Colin Campbell)

A man was shot Friday night in Hampden near the popular shopping and nightlife strip known as The Avenue, Baltimore police said.

Neighbors heard several shots around 8:45 p.m. in the northeast corner of Roosevelt Park, in the 1200 block of 36th Street at Falls Road. Police found a 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

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The area was cordoned off with crime scene tape, and officers could be seen searching the area with flashlights.

The shooting comes amid prolonged stretch of violence in Baltimore. This week, the city surpassed 300 murders for the year, the fifth year in a row for that milestone.

Baltimore police taped off a section of Roosevelt Park in Hampden after reports of a shooting the evening of Nov. 15, 2019. A 26-year-old male was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
Baltimore police taped off a section of Roosevelt Park in Hampden after reports of a shooting the evening of Nov. 15, 2019. A 26-year-old male was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.(Colin Campbell)
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