By Rick Ritter

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The manhunt continues for a gunman who opened fire on a group of people in Northwest Baltimore, leaving two people dead and four injured.

WJZ was first to show the chilling surveillance video Thursday. Six people were hit in a hail of gunfire outside a convenience store. Two were killed.

“We must stop killing each other,” Ericka Alston Buck, community activist.

While the gunman remains at large, police are urging the public to zero in on what appears to be a crooked left hand of the shooter.

“This is not some new killer or new shooter that just showed up and decided to shoot these people,” said T.J. Smith, Baltimore City Police Department.

Investigators believe the hand is deformed or even injured and could lead t o a major break in the case.

“Focus on that hand. That can certainly bring us closer,” said Smith.

It’s just the latest shooting to wreak havoc on the city.

In September, eight were shot on a Saturday night in East Baltimore.

In July, five were shot at a candlelight vigil.

Community experts say the acts of retaliation are a back and forth game that show no signs of coming to an end or even dropping off.

“There’s always going to be retaliation, always going to be, ‘This is my corner, not your corner,'” said Alston Buck.

Alston Buck is a key voice for the Sandtown-Winchester Community. She says murder has become normal in Baltimore, and like police say, the shooters are repeat offenders still walking the streets.

“It stops with prosecuting. It stops with real people being put in jail for real time for killing someone,” Alston Buck said.

One victim from the Northwest Baltimore shooting remains hospitalized in critical condition, but is expected to survive.

Anyone with any information on the shooting in Northwest Baltimore and the gunman — who is still at large — is urged to call Baltimore City police immediately.

Rick Ritter


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