BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 16-year-old boy was killed and a 12-year-old boy was injured in a shooting in southwest Baltimore earlier Wednesday afternoon, city police said.
Police responded to the 900 block of Poplar Grove at around 3:25 p.m., where they found a victim who had been shot multiple times. The victim, who police initially described only as a man but later said was a 16-year-old boy, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators learned a second person, a 12-year-old boy, had been shot in the foot. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Police later identified the 16-year-old victim as Jaheem Atkins of west Baltimore.
Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.