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Men arrested after shots fired under I-95 overpass in South Baltimore

Four men were apprehended Friday afternoon after police officers saw shots fired underneath the Interstate 95 overpass at Key Highway in South Baltimore, police said.

Baltimore Police said a city officer was driving on McComas Street under the highway around 4 p.m. when they saw two men in dark clothes wearing hooded sweatshirts firing a weapon. The men ran up a hill and the officer gave chase, but lost sight of them, said city police spokesman T.J. Smith.

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Two men were eventually located in a wooded area, he said.

A Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer was also in the area and heard the shots, and spotted a vehicle illegally parked on transportation authority property under the bridge. The transportation police officer, with city police backup, approached the vehicle and saw a gun and drugs, according to Sgt. Jonathan Green, an MTAP spokesman.

The driver and passenger in the vehicle under the overpass were arrested, Green said. The men located in the wooded area were not immediately charged, but Smith said an investigation was continuing.

Witnesses posted pictures on social media taken from McHenry Row showing two men being put onto stretchers and taken away by ambulance. Neither police agency involved in the incident could immediately say how they were hurt or how they were involved.

The incident caused traffic backups Friday evening for motorists heading out of the city.

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