By Rick Ritter

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 25-year-old man has been identified the victim in Thursday’s shooting in Federal Hill.

Baltimore Police are investigating who fatally shot Timothy Moriconi.

“I’m heartbroken. I’m heartbroken and I’m scared” said Victoria Swinburne who lives right near where the murder happened.

The first call came in around 7:30 Thursday night along the 1200 block of Riverside Avenue. When police arrived, they found Moriconi suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Initial reports indicated that Moriconi was shot in the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

One neighbor posted on Facebook that he was the first to run outside and render aid. He said it appeared the 25-year-old was shot “at point blank range” and that he tried administering CPR.

“I heard one single gunshot. I was sitting on my couch and I muted the TV. Then I heard a man screaming call 911, call 911. He was in distress. He was like what’s taking them so long, what’s taking so long” said Swinburne.

On Friday, Police said Moriconi was walking home from a relative’s place in the same neighborhood, when someone approached him and shot him. They say it’s possible he was being robbed but they’re not sure. At this time, they’re not saying whether the incident was targeted or random.

“This was a deplorable act of violence. There’s no other way to put it” said T.J. Smith, spokesman for Baltimore City Police.

Facebook has it listed that Moriconi worked at Northrop Grumman. A little more than a year ago, last August, the 25-year-old posted that he was robbed at gun point in the same area & chased after the suspects.

Fatal Shooting Reported In Federal Hill

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

At this time no suspect information has been released.

Councilman Eric Costello oversees the district and said his people are tired of the excuses

“They don’t care about that, it’s nuance its so in the weeds, they don’t care, what they care about is seeing police officers actively patrolling their neighborhood,” Costello said.

He said that starts with more officers on the streets.

“Every single neighborhood out of 295 some odd neighborhoods in the city deserves to see the same exact police presence,” Costello said.

Police said they have obtained surveillance video but not enough information to identify a suspect at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.

 

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