BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A double shooting in East Baltimore sends two teenagers to the hospital. Police say the victims are expected to be okay.
The scene is clear now, we’re here on the 2300 block of East Hoffman Street in East Baltimore. Detectives had a few blocks and streets taped off as they combed through the area marking evidence.READ MORE: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
This is also right near Collington Square Elementary/Middle School, where kids were dismissed early today around noon– due to a/c issues.
Just after 2 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore police say officers were called to a report of a shooting here on East Hoffman street.
Once they arrived on the scene, they say they found two teenage boys suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds— a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old. Police say both victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
A neighbor tells WJZ he was home at the time of the shooting and walked through what he witnessed.
“I heard about at least five gunshots go off and I just came outside and I got up, I looked outside and it was a young kid,” said Jerald Doswell, a resident nearby to East Hoffman Street. “I would like to say he was under the age of 15 and he was laying outside the front of the store right there.READ MORE: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
No word on the condition of the victims or if police have any suspects in custody.
If anyone has any information that can help detectives on this incident, you’re urged to contact Baltimore police.
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Police Commissioner Harrison is in the 2300 block of East Hoffman Street on the scene of a double shooting involving juvenile victims. The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. pic.twitter.com/fmPavX8oIx
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) September 13, 2021