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Two teenage boys shot in Baltimore on Thursday in separate incidents; five children have been shot since Saturday

A 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy were shot in Baltimore on Thursday, bringing to five the number of shootings of children since Saturday.

Baltimore Police said they responded to the 2000 block of W. Pratt St. for a ShotSpotter alert around 3:15 p.m.

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Officers found a 17-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds to his body, police said. Detectives said the boy had just left a food market in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood when two unknown suspects approached the victim on foot and without warning, police said, they fired and fled.

The boy was transported to a hospital and immediately taken into surgery. Police said his condition is unknown.

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Southern District shooting detectives are investigating the incident.

About four hours later, officers were called to Northwest Baltimore for a shooting in the 5100 block of Chalgrove Ave.

When officers arrived in the Central Park Heights neighborhood, they found a 15-year-old boy who had been shot. Police said the teen was transported to an area hospital where he is in critical condition.

The shootings follow an incident Tuesday in which gunmen jumped out of a car on an Interstate 83 exit ramp and opened fire on a 17-year-old boy who was washing windows in the intersection, shooting him multiple times before speeding off.

On Monday, a 12-year-old boy was shot in his arm in the Four by Four neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore.

On Saturday, 10-year-old Kaelin Washington was shot in the chest by a bullet fired blocks away during a street gunfight between two groups, police said. She remains hospitalized, and doctors expect her to make a full recovery.

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