13-Year-Old Killed, 5 Others Injured in Baltimore-Area Shooting

March 8, 2020 Updated: March 8, 2020

A 13-year-old boy was killed, four other children were wounded, and a 19-year-old man was injured in a shooting after they left an event outside of Baltimore, according to local officials.

The gunfire broke out at around midnight on Sunday in Rosedale, said the Baltimore County police.

“This level of violence is unacceptable. We had children that were shot last night,” Police Chief Melissa Hyatt told The Associated Press. “And an adolescent lost his life for some senseless and unknown reason.”

According to officials, the shooting occurred in the 6200 block of Kenwood Avenue. Police received a call about a parking lot disturbance, and when they arrived on the scene, six people were found shot, WBAL reported.

One person was dead at the scene, and five others were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, officials told the news outlet.

“We just received multiple calls shortly after midnight for the disturbance in the parking lot. When the officers arrived, it was a pretty big scene and they were trying to figure out what happened. But, with multiple victims at the hospital, it’s going to be an ongoing investigation,” said Sgt. Vickie Warehime of the Baltimore County police.

Detectives told WMAR the shooting victims had attended an event at the Triple Threat Elite Dance studio, and when they left, several suspects approached them before they opened fire at the group. The suspects fled the scene before officers arrived, and no motive in the case was provided.

“An altercation ensued and then multiple shots were fired toward the group,” Hyatt told AP.

Anyone with information should call the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit at 410-307-2020.