Baltimore Police on Monday identified a 19-year-old who was shot and killed, marking another young life lost in a year in which teens have been shot in record numbers.
Officers responded to the 500 block of Orchard Street Sunday evening and found 19-year-old K’mauri Ebanks “suffering from numerous life-threatening gunshot wounds,” police said.
Medics took Ebanks to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Homicide detectives are now leading the investigation.
Last year was a record year for children being shot in Baltimore, a disturbing trend The Banner has tracked since September. That year ended with 84 young shooting victims who were 17 or younger. This year, 62 teens between the ages of 13 and 18 have been shot, according to a Banner analysis.
Two weeks ago, Baltimore City Public Schools honored the 17 young men and two young women who had been shot from May 2022 through May 2023. The students ranged in age from 8 to 21.