BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City police are looking for suspects in the shooting of a man on Charles Street early Friday morning.

Tim Williams reports few leads have turned up and now police are asking for your help.

The watchful eyes of police are once again on Charles Village after a man was shot early Friday morning, the victim of an apparent robbery.

“Four to five males exited a dark colored Buick in the 2100- block of North Charles Street, at which time they shot the victim one time in the chest,” said Baltimore City Police Detective Angela Carter-Watson.

It all happened around 4 a.m. on the sidewalk outside of the studios of National Public Radio station WYPR. There are no known witnesses to the crime, only stunned neighbors.

“It’s a little disconcerting because we live right up the street but it’s kind of expected in Baltimore,” said Anna Baker.

At last check, the victim remains in critical condition.

Now the focus is on the gunman.

“The shooter is described as an adult male, approximately 20 years of age. He has a goatee and he is dark complected,” Carter-Watson said.

Neighbors along this stretch of Charles Village say they’re startled that this crime happened in their neighborhood but they’re not surprised because the city brings its own set of problems.

Early this month, 26-year-old Willie Ben Miller was fatally stabbed at Charles and West 20th Street. In July 2010, Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn was stabbed to death. It happened just blocks away.

“I like to think it could happen anywhere. Of course the city is a little more dangerous but there’s just a lot more benefits to living in the city so you kinda take it in stride,” said Louis Veira.

“You expect it, but you hope it doesn’t happen to you,” Baker said.

Police want to catch those responsible for this before it happens to anyone else. If you have information, please call police at 410-396-2455.


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