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One man was killed and 4 injured in a Baltimore shooting and car crash

Five shots at the intersection of West Baltimore

Five shots at the intersection of West Baltimore


Authorities said a man was killed and four others — including two children — were wounded in a shooting and car crash at a Baltimore intersection on Saturday night.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told reporters at a news conference that the shooting was reported in the West Baltimore neighborhood shortly after 6:30 p.m. local time.

A man standing on the sidewalk was killed in the shooting, Harrison said, and another man on the sidewalk sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Harrison told reporters that a woman driving a car carrying two children, ages two and six, was also shot and then crashed her car into a pole. The police chief said the two-year-old boy had been shot.

One man was killed and 4 injured in a Baltimore shooting and car crash
At the site of a shooting and car crash in Baltimore, Maryland, in which at least one man was killed and several others injured. January 28, 2023.

Dennis Valera/CBS Baltimore

Harrison said the woman and her two-year-old child were taken to hospital in critical condition. He added that the 6-year-old was seriously injured in the incident, but he was not believed to have sustained gunshot wounds.

Investigators are not sure how many suspects were involved or who were targeted. No arrests were made and there was no word on a possible motive.

“What we believe to have happened is, at some point, one or several gunmen opened fire,” Harrison said. “We don’t know if the intended target was the people in the car, or the individuals who were on the sidewalk.”

Harrison said the police know there were “a lot of people in the area” at the time of the shooting, and they are asking any witnesses to come forward with information.

“We know people heard something, we know people saw something, and we want people to come to the police, or you can do it anonymously by calling Stoppers,” Harrison said.

The name of the dead man was not immediately revealed.

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