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A Baltimore police officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect Wednesday night, police said

A Baltimore police officer exchanged gunshots with an unidentified man who opened fire on officers Wednesday night in the 400 block of Gilmore St., police officials said Thursday.

At approximately 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, officers working that block saw an individual who they believed was carrying a gun, police said.

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As one of the officers approached him, the man turned around and opened fire, missing the officer but striking a police vehicle with a bullet, according to police.

One officer returned fire and the suspect fled down an alley, eluding police. Officers canvassed the area and local hospitals but did not locate him, police said.

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The Special Investigation Response Team is investigating the incident.

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