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One Baltimore Student Dead, Four Injured After Shooting at Edmondson Village Shopping Center
After a shooting at the Edmondson Village Shopping Center on Wednesday, one high school student was killed and four others were injured. The five males are students at Edmondson Westside High School, located across the street from the shopping area, according to police.
According to Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, two shooters opened fire on the students before fleeing the scene. According to The Washington Post, police have no description of the shooters. A 16-year-old boy died from his injuries after being brought to the Shock Trauma Center.
Two 17-year-olds and two 18-year-olds were also shot, with one sent to Shock Trauma and the other three to Sinai Hospital, according to The Baltimore Sun. During their lunch break from school, the youngsters were in front of a Popeyes and Rita’s Italian Ice in the shopping center when the shooters opened fire, according to WJZ.
The gunshot happened around 11:18 a.m., according to WBAL. The high school was placed on temporary lockdown following the gunshot, but students were dismissed at their regular time of 2:50 p.m., according to WMAR.
“Today, we discovered that five students were shot in a shopping center across the street from Edmondson Westside High School,” Baltimore City Public Schools said in a tweet. “Unfortunately, one of the pupils has died. Our campus is still secure. The school has been placed on lockdown while the police investigate.”
The families of the five victims have been notified, according to school officials. According to Fox 45, Harrison stated that authorities do not believe the shooting was related to any school activity. “This is what happens when you have derelict ownership that disinvests.
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Businesses that are disconnected and don’t care about the neighborhood,” Mayor Brandon Scott stated at a news conference, according to The Baltimore Sun. “I’m now on the scene of a very tragic act of violence against Edmondson-Westside School students at the Edmondson Village Shopping Center,” tweeted Baltimore City Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, whose district includes Edmondson Village.
“During this terribly painful time, my thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and staff at the school.” Burnett got into a confrontation with numerous community members, according to Baltimore Sun writer Lee Sanderlin.
According to Sanderlin, the confrontation included a pushing match between Burnett and former Republican city council candidate Kenny Ebron. According to The Baltimore Banner, the shopping center shooting was Baltimore’s third of the morning and the second to involve several gunshot victims.
The shootings happened on the same day that Baltimore City will conduct a vigil to remember those who died in 2022. The vigil will be live-streamed from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on the mayor’s and Charm TV Baltimore’s Facebook sites. Anyone with information about the shooting can contact the police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.