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Police ask for help identifying suspect in fatal shooting at Baltimore cookout — where there may have been a second shooter

Police in Baltimore are searching for a suspect who opened fire near two cookouts in West Baltimore on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least seven others.

CNN reports that the gunman entered an intersection where two cookouts where taking place on either side of Edmondson Avenue, and the authorities believe he may have been targeting one or multiple people in attendance.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison reportedly said in a news conference Sunday night that the gunman fired “indiscriminately into the crowd, striking a number of people,” and that shell casings found at the scene indicated that someone may have fired back.

“What we believe is that there was a second shooter, perhaps firing back, but it is still unknown,” Harrison said, according to CNN.

It is not clear at this time if the two cookouts were connected or if the crowds on opposite sides of the street were related somehow.

“Detectives are now trying to locate victims so that we can find out who was here so that we can learn what happened,” Harrison said, describing the shooting as “tragic, cowardly.”

The victims of the shooting have not been identified, but authorities said the victim who died was a male who ran from the scene to a nearby church, where he collapsed.

Harrison said he is hoping to hear from anyone who might have information about the tragedy and who is responsible for it.

“It is only with community help that we will be able to identify who did this and hold them accountable,” he said.

 

[Feature image: AP Photo/Steve Ruark]