BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Seven people were shot during a cookout Sunday afternoon in West Baltimore, police said.
The cookout was on 2500 Edmondson Ave, police said. While it was near a Baptist church in the area, they said it was not related in any way.
One of the seven victims, a man, has died, police said.
The victims, a 58-year-old man, a 51-year-old man, a 30-year-old man, a 29-year-old man, a 27-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman all suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said there were two cookouts on two sides of the streets, but were not sure at this time if they were related.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison spoke briefly while on the scene, saying police have shell chasing in two separate areas, which he said would indicate people fired from two separate scenes.
“We will not stop until we find who did this so that we can hold them accountable,” Harrison said.
Based on the evidence, they believe a second shooter was involved.
At this time, a suspect and motive is unknown.
“We had optimum staffing for this weekend and we will continue to do so throughout the summer,” He said.
Acting Mayor Jack Young confirmed the victim who died ran behind the church and collapsed there, but it had nothing to do with the church itself.
Councilman Brandon Scott tweeted shortly after it was confirmed, saying in part, “Must be better. All of us,”
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