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2 dead, 9 others injured, including a 14-year-old, in Baltimore over July Fourth weekend, police say

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That evening, an off-duty Baltimore Police officer observed someone shoot at a victim around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, near the 600 block of North Eutaw Street, the agency said in a news release.

The officer called for assistance and chased the suspect, who was apprehended without incident. That individual was not identified, and any charges he or she might be facing were not specified.

Officers found a 52-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg around the area where the officer saw the shooting, the release said. He was taken to the hospital. Detectives are investigating.

Around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, police found a 19-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds in the 1500 block of Argyle Avenue in Baltimore’s Upton neighborhood. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said, and homicide detectives are handling the investigation.

Earlier in the day Saturday, a 53-year-old woman was shot in the chest when she intervened during a robbery.

Southeast District officers responded to the shooting about 4:08 a.m. at a business in the 5800 block of Eastern Avenue in East Baltimore, according to a news release.

Police found the woman, an employee at the business, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. She was taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said.

Baltimore police say a 14-year-old boy was shot Friday afternoon in the backyard of a home in the Belair-Edison neighborhood.


Police say the boy was shot in his hip around 4 p.m. and was taken to a hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

Officers initially responded to the 4000 block of Erdman Avenue, which is near a Save A Lot grocery store, according to a media release, but detectives later learned the shooting took place a few streets away in the 3600 block of Ravenwood Avenue.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Submit an anonymous online text tip to Metro Crime Stoppers.


(Reporter Emily Opilo contributed to reporting.)


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