Reporting Meghan McCorkell
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More bloodshed on the city streets. Three women are shot in Northeast Baltimore with dozens of witnesses in the area.
This, despite an aggressive effort by police to fight a recent crime spike.
Meghan McCorkell spoke with the city’s top cop.
Three women were shot at Elmora Avenue and St. Cloud. It all happened just after 9 p.m. Thursday night.
At this point, the conditions of the women are still unknown.
Homicide detectives are on the scene due to the severity of the shooting.
The commissioner also arrived at the scene around 11 p.m.
He says the shooting is the result of a neighborhood dispute.
Police say they do have a suspect description that’s been handed out to officers.
About 50-100 people were out on the streets at the time of the shooting.
Police say they need those witnesses to come forward with vital information.
Commissioner Anthony Batts briefed the media, saying:
“It sounds like a neighborhood dispute. We have had units out here. We didn’t see anything that looked like gang members , we didn’t see anything that looked like it was out of the norm. We had kids who were playing out here. And from the air, from the ground, from us being in this area we did everything to keep this safe. This was a conflict that took place between it appears to be residents of the area.”
Thirty-five people have now been shot in the city of Baltimore since June 21.
Police have added extra patrols to the street. In fact, the commissioner was on foot patrol in East Baltimore.
Stay with WJZ and CBSBaltimore.com for the latest on this developing story.