Man shot in Baltimore grocery store parking lot; victim runs into store
By Baltimore Sun staff
Jul 04, 2019 at 11:55 AM
A man was shot Thursday morning in the Giant Food supermarket in Baltimore’s Better Waverly neighborhood before running into the store, a police spokesman said.
Police officers responded to a call at 10:10 a.m. for a 19-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the left forearm.
In a preliminary investigation, detectives learned that the victim got involved in a dispute with a man in the Giant Food parking lot before the man pulled out a gun and shot him. The victim then ran inside the supermarket to seek help.
The man, whose name has not been released, was transported to a nearby hospital and Baltimore Police Department described the injury “non-life threatening.”
Police blocked off a large section of the parking lot in the 600 block of East 33rd St. in North Baltimore. Photos from the scene showed a silver Chevrolet sedan that appeared to be part of the investigation.
A half-dozen police cars and a crime scene van were parked in front of the Giant. A handful of officers gathered at the closed entrance, which was cordoned off by police tape.
Frustrated shoppers were turned away.
“All I know is I was coming to get some treats for my cat and I don’t appreciate this at all,” said Kim Brent, who lives nearby and said her family shouldn’t have to worry for their safety going to the grocery store.