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.

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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.”

 
(Leann Adams / Baltimore Sun)

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.

“My mom has been in the neighborhood for 40 years,” she said.

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