A 17-year-old boy was shot Monday afternoon in Baltimore.

A 17-year-old boy was shot on Monday afternoon in northeast Baltimore, according to WBAL-TV. The shooting occurred on McElderry Street, and the victim was shot in the body and face.


Police responded to the scene and found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital and is currently in critical condition.

The shooting is the latest in a string of violent incidents in Baltimore, which has seen a surge in violent crime in recent months. Community leaders and residents call on elected officials and law enforcement to address the problem.

In a statement, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott condemned the violence and called on residents to work together to find solutions. “We cannot and will not accept a future where our children are lost to senseless violence,” he said. “We must come together as a community to address the root causes of juvenile violence and create safer neighborhoods for all residents.”

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and police have not released any information about potential suspects or motives. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Baltimore Police Department.

The shooting has once again highlighted the need for increased efforts to address Baltimore’s violent crime problem. Community leaders and residents are calling for a range of solutions, including increased investment in education and job training programs for at-risk youth and more community-based solutions such as mentoring and counseling programs.

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