BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police are investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old in southwest Baltimore, in which officers say drugs and a gun were found on the victim.

Our media partners at The Baltimore Sun report the shooting occurred on a basketball court.

Police say just after 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to the 3600 block of West Mulberry St. for a report of a shooting.

Responding officers found the 16-year-old with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was transported to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

This death marks the 100th homicide in Baltimore so far this year.

During their investigation, police say a handgun and drugs were found on the victim.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and police ask anyone with information about this case to call them at (410) 396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

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Comments (2)
  1. How is Baltimore doing in the race to be the “Murder Capital of America?” Every large city run by Liberals needs to be #1 at something, and Baltimore has always done well by excelling at murders.

    What impact has the new Police Commissioner had on the murder rate? Is he helping Baltimore claim the #1 spot as the “Murder Capital of America?” Baltimore doesn’t want Chicago to beat them out of that #1 spot.