By Rachel Menitoff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A food delivery driver is one of the latest victims of gun violence in Baltimore.

Police said a man was likely set up when he was shot and robbed while delivering food in north Baltimore overnight Monday.

At around 12:25 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Chestnut Hill Avenue where they found a 39-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Police gave medical aid until medics responded to the scene and took the man to the hospital.

He is currently listed in critical but stable condition.

Due to the victim’s injuries, homicide detectives were notified.

Police learned the victim was delivering food when the unidentified suspects robbed and shot him.

“Ironically, the house that he was to deliver to with a vacant dwelling, so our detectives do believe that this was something that was arranged, set up for him to be ambushed and possibly robbed, Baltimore Police Detective Donny Moses said.

Neighbors are unsettled by the violence.

“We were all in the living room and we just heard a pop. Now, we thought it was fireworks because fireworks have been going off in the area,” Stephen Hajchak said.

James Jones, an area resident of 20 years, said the incident left him at a loss for words.

“It’s almost like you can’t even order any food anymore… because you never know what’s going to happen now,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Rachel Menitoff

Comments (3)
  1. Jack Schitt says:

    Second amendment- lets let everyone have a “right” to all the guns and bullets they want

    what could possibly go wrong?

  2. Terrence says:

    Not everyone has the “right” to possess a firearm. Surely you know that, Jack Schitt. The perpetrator(s) likely have a criminal record and therefor, under the law, they do not enjoy the privilege of lawful firearm ownership. Which means that they acquired the firearm used in the crime by illegal means, which in and of itself, is criminal activity. And don’t tell me “oh, you don’t know if they have a criminal record” Wise up. Of course they do. Don’t think that changing the subject mid argument will hide the fact that your initial statement is grossly misleading.

  3. Tyree says:

    You can rationalize with these evil white liberals brother, their thinking is both delusional and demented.I stopped arguing with those type of white folks along time ago because you just can’t get through to um. Just like when I point out how their policies have destroyed our community which they refuse to acknowledge. And when they can’t deconstruct what I have to say they then resort to personal attacks. Liberals are through, folks are tired of the BS.

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