By CBS Baltimore Staff

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.

CBS Baltimore Staff

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