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Man known for spray-painting ‘No Shoot Zones’ in city is hospitalized after being shot Wednesday in East Baltimore

A 46-year-old man is in serious condition after being shot Wednesday morning near the border between McElderry Park and Milton-Montford in East Baltimore, police said.

Southeast District officers arrived at 9:45 a.m. in the 600 block of North Luzerne Avenue after receiving a report of a shooting. Police said the victim was shot by an unidentified suspect on East Monument Street in the 700 block of North Rose Street.

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In a video reposted on an Instagram page Wednesday from an account associated with rapper and anti-violence advocate Tyree Colion, a bleeding man identifies himself as Tyree Moorehead to police as they check his shoulder and back for gunshot wounds. Moorehead is the 46-year-old’s given name.

“I’ve been shot in my neck and my back I think,” he tells an approaching officer in the video. “I’m losing a lot of blood, Officer.”

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Colion, who became active in anti-violence work after his 2012 release from prison, is known for promoting “No Shoot Zones” by tagging the locations of shootings with the spray-painted slogan. After he was stabbed in 2017, he livestreamed the aftermath on his Facebook page.

In Wednesday’s video, the man tells police he was shot at Monument and Rose streets while going to the store and that he did not see his shooter. At the end of the video, medics help Baltimore City Fire Department move him from his front steps onto a stretcher.

In May, three people were shot and 27-year-old Chone Cummings died after a shooting on the same block. In April, 24-year-old Jerric Michie died in another shooting just blocks away in the 2400 block of East Monument Street.

Medics brought Wednesday’s victim to a hospital where he remains in serious condition, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Eastern District detectives at 410-396-2433 or to call or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.


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