Shooting at Baltimore party leaves two dead and 28 injured

Authorities in Baltimore reported a shooting early Sunday morning, in which at least two people were killed, and 28 others were injured.

Baltimore police officials reported that the victims were adults, one of whom was an 18-year-old woman who died at the scene and a 20-year-old man who died at the hospital.

According to the CNN report, none of the victims have been identified yet, while 3 of the 28 injured are critically injured.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, the families and friends of these victims, as well as the community throughout our city,” Acting Police Commissioner Richard Worley said at a press conference.

Police first received a report of the shooting at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, later, 19 of the wounded were transported to Medstar Harbor Hospital’s emergency area, most with varying degrees of injuries from gunshot wounds, MedStar Health Central Maryland representative Debra Schindler said.

“Multiple critically injured patients were simultaneously evaluated by clinical staff, while hospital security handled the crowd of family members gathered inside and outside the emergency department,” the statement added.

NBC News reported that nine other patients were transferred to various Baltimore trauma centers and only one was released.

The University of Maryland Medical Center also issued a statement stating that 12 patients were being treated in the pediatric emergency department.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott described the shooting as a “reckless and cowardly act.”

“I want those responsible to listen to me, hear me loud and clear, we will not stop until we find them and we will find them” Mayor Scott noted.

“I hope every time they breathe, they think about the lives they took and think about the lives they impacted here tonight.”

The shooting took place at a party in Baltimore’s Brooklyn Homes neighborhood, where different people were celebrating “Brooklyn Day.”

According to Fox News, at least 20 to 30 shots were fired in the shooting, and to date, there have been no reports of those responsible.

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