Teenager among gunshot victims in quadruple shooting near Edgewood Elementary School

On July 5th, 2023, a quadruple shooting occurred near Edgewood Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. According to a CBS News report, four people, including a 17-year-old boy, were shot.

The shooting occurred around 4:12 pm, and deputies found three victims, all men, at the scene. The fourth victim, the 17-year-old boy, was found a short distance away. The victims were transported to local hospitals, and their conditions are unknown.

The shooting has shocked and saddened the community, particularly given its proximity to a school. In a statement, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott expressed his condolences to the victims and their families and pledged to work to end gun violence in the city.

The shooting is just the latest in a string of violent incidents in Baltimore, which has struggled with high crime and gun violence in recent years. According to a report by The Baltimore Sun, there have been over 100 homicides in the city so far this year, with gun violence a major contributing factor.

Community leaders and activists have called for action to address the root causes of gun violence in Baltimore, including poverty, lack of access to education and job opportunities, and a culture of violence. In a report by NBC News, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby called for a “holistic approach” to addressing gun violence, including investing in social programs and community-based initiatives.

The shooting near Edgewood Elementary School is a tragic reminder of gun violence’s toll on communities nationwide. As Baltimore grapples with this issue, community leaders and activists call for action to address the root causes of violence and create a safer and more just society for all.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office tipline at 410-836-7788

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