A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Monday afternoon in West Baltimore, police confirmed Tuesday.
Detectives said Tuesday the teen was shot in the 2500 block of North Longwood Street in the Hanlon-Longwood neighborhood.
Officers first learned of the shooting Monday around 3:39 p.m., when they responded to Sinai Hospital after the teen went there to be treated for a gunshot wound in his torso, police said.
He later died. The first quarter of 2023 has been the deadliest start to a year for Baltimore teens since at least 2015, according to a Baltimore Banner analysis.
Residents who live along the Longwood Street corridor said they saw about 15 police vehicles and a helicopter flying overhead at the time of the shooting. They also said police searched a gray Chrysler 300 that was left in the middle of the road.
Linda Batts, a second-generation resident and vice president of the Hanlon-Longwood Neighborhood Association, said there has been a “slight continuum of activity in [their] neighborhood” that keeps neighbors dwellers on alert and mindful.
Batts referenced a string of stolen ATMs from various establishments that ended up in Hanlon Park about a year and a half ago, as well as attempted home break-ins, catalytic converter theft and attempted carjacking and robberies.
“With respect to yesterday’s activity, we reached out to the Police Department to ask whether or not the victim or any of the perpetrators of this crime were Hanlon residents, or whether or not they lived in communities next to the Hanlon community. The Police Department refused to disclose that information at this particular point,” Batts said.
This story will be updated.