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Police investigating double shooting near school in Southwest Baltimore

Police investigate a double shooting near Green Street Academy in Southwest Baltimore.
Police investigate a double shooting near Green Street Academy in Southwest Baltimore. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore Police were on the scene of a double shooting in Southwest Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 100 block of N. Hilton St., where two 18-year-old men were injured in a shooting near the Green Street Academy — but not on school property — said Detective Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman.

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One had gunshot wounds to his body and the other was shot once in the leg, Silbert said. Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment. He offered no other details.

The public charter’s students had a scheduled half-day Wednesday, and were not in class at the time of the incident, according to a spokeswoman for Baltimore City schools.

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The school went into lock down at the request of police, according to the school official.

Yellow police tape was stretched around the empty basketball court behind the Green Street Academy where detectives and crime scene technicians scoured the scene of the double-shooting.

Acting Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, who came to the scene, said the incident was not related to the school.

“It was not related to the school at all. I just wanted to make sure everyone is OK, especially in the school,” he said.

Young said he’s talked to police, who have said at least one man was shot multiple times and is in critical condition.

“I’m just praying for the young man who was shot multiple times, hoping that he pulls through,” Young said.

Baltimore Sun reporter Lillian Reed contributed to this article.

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