Baltimore Police recently responded to two separate shootings involving teenage boys.
The first incident occurred in the 2000 block of W. Pratt Street in the Carrollton Neighborhood. The police, responding to a ShotSpotter alert, found a 17-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound. He was allegedly approached by two men after leaving a food market who, after opening fire, fled the scene.
The identifies of the suspects are unknown.
Just four hours later, the second incident occurred in Northwest Baltimore on the 5100 block of Chalgrove Ave. The police discovered a 15-year-old boy inflicted with a gunshot wound. No suspects have been identified.
Both victims were taken to area hospitals where they were listed in critical condition.
The incidents are part of a string of shootings involving underage victims. Recently, a 17-year-old boy was wounded after a gunman opened fire near the interstate 83 exit ramp.
The accused have rights
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