BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Police are investigating after an overnight shooting in Fells Point left five people injured.

Police were called to the 700 block of South Broadway Street around 1:15 a.m. Saturday for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found two 28-year-old women and a 27-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims were taken to area hospitals with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injures.

A short time later, police were called to an area hospital where two more people; a 28-year-old man and a 21-year old man, were suffering from gunshot wounds.

Investigators believe the victims were also injured in the same shooting.

Councilman Zeke Cohen was in the are at the time of the shooting. He wrote on Facebook:

“I was close to where the shots went off. We are still in a global pandemic. Large crowds are a major problem. For weeks we’ve been saying this would happen with crowds gathering drinking and driving. This cannot continue. We need the Mayor to directly intervene. I’m shaken up but OK.”

A local bar manager said more people have been out lately, as some coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

“There are just tons of people streaming out into the square that are there until four in the morning for who knows what reason,” Ashley Pridgen, Assistant Bar Manager at Lil’ Phil’s in Fells Point, said.

Mayor Jack Young said Saturday he’s concerned with residents failing to heed warnings about gathering in large crowds. He urged them to continue to practice social distancing.

‘Frustrated And Concerned’ | Mayor Young, City Leaders Urge Baltimore Residents To Follow Social Distancing Guidelines, Avoid Large Crowds

Mayor Young issued the following statement in a press release:

“I am frustrated and concerned by residents failing to heed our continued warnings about the need to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings in order to keep reducing the spread of COVID-19. The gatherings we are seeing – with people in close contact, with crowds of people in small spaces – could increase the spread of COVID-19. We have seen tremendous progress on bending the curve, and to see people engaging in risky behaviors at this point is incredibly disappointing – it has to stop.”

The square in Fells Point closed at 11 p.m. Saturday due to the recent incident.

Baltimore Police said they added more officers to the area. Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore City Police or Metro Crime Stoppers.

Comments (9)
  1. Sonny Crockett says:

    Cohen blames the shooting on the fake pandemic! The thugs and thug culture had nothing to do with it, right Zeke? The demon virus fired the gun. The 700 block of Broadway is the heart of Fells Point. This shooting will be all it takes for more people to move out of the trendy neighborhoods and stop visiting the city. I wonder if the guilt-ridden white leftist phonies will protest this shooting. Probably not. It won’t make them feel good about themselves because whites aren’t the perpetrators.

  2. Mike B says:

    Hey zeke you better go and hide in mommy’s basement.

  3. King Julian says:

    this was one of the safest places in the city, you can’t stop the violence with police, now you want to cut their budget. Armed citizens will start enforcing the law. The violence will only get worse as crime goes up. Save your lives people stay out of the city

  4. Steph says:

    Mosby, is not charging the criminals and/or is recommending little jail time for criminals. Now her activist husband will be voted into the city counsel. It’s only gonna get worse. I’m betting many in fells point are on board with “Defund the Police”… Baltimore residents have been brainwashed for decades to keep voting Democrats. Most people that had any sense or could afford to got out of the city years ago and into the nearby counties.

    1. King Julian says:

      you are so right, the same political ideals have been in charge of the city for over 50 years, why is it not their fault.

  5. Katie J says:

    Guns, armed citizens & the NRA- making our lives better!

  6. Bill Smiths says:

    Well, that’s the end of Baltimore as another poster has said this was one of the safest places to go in the city but not now. I always said had William Donald Schaefer not developed the waterfront the city would be broke right now, it’s the only thing that has kept tax dollars coming in. You will never clean up Baltimore with people like Mosby in office the woman is a buffoon who can’t release criminals fast enough. You can try and blame the issue on guns but the truth is the city has a black deviant crime problem which needs to be addressed.

    1. King Julian says:

      Agree, stay out of the city save your life,

  7. RF says:

    nothing good happens on city streets after midnight

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